The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), the militant group responsible for recent bombing of oil facilities in the Niger Delta, has rubbished claims by the Nigerian Military that no fewer than 10 of its suspected members were arrested on Sunday.
The Commander, 4 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Benin City, Farouk Yahaya, while addressing journalists had said that the the Nigerian Army arrested 10 suspected militants and pipeline vandals in the Niger Delta region, on Sunday.
Yahaya had said the suspects were arrested during a cordon and search exercise conducted in Oporozoa community and its environs in Delta State.
He said the suspects may have links with the Niger Delta Avengers, adding that guns, ammunition and other equipment were recovered from them.
But in a tweet today, via its Twitter handle, @NDAvengers, the militant group said:
“Our attention has been drawn to the arrest of 10Niger Delta Avengers boys by Nigerian Military. None of our Strike Team has been arrested. It’s all lies.”