Police arrest saboteurs of Omuku-Brass crude oil pipeline in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa State Command says to Nigerian police pressure that it has arrested 5 suspects responsible for the bombing of the crude oil pipeline from Omoko to Bras terminal in Itiyama in Nymbe District of Bayelsa State.

In line with police confirmation signed by Public Relations Officer (PRO), Asinim Butswat, suspects in an associated attack on August 11, 2022 at approximately 1 am, with the assistance of an Improvised Explosive System (IED) as well In addition, Obama blew up a crude oil supply pipeline, the Takiri River, which additionally supplies crude oil to the Brass terminal. Intelligence, Anti-Kidnapping Unit agents have arrested Kelvin Sotomua Martin (37 years old) aka Lugard in Agpura, Ynagwa.


“The suspect was on a comma-second-wanted checklist for several offenses related to kidnapping, maritime piracy and pipeline sabotage. Upon questioning, the suspect spoke of fellow residents of Nimbe-Samperi District, Nimbe Local District.

In cooperation with young workers from the Labrador Safety outfit, they arrested Ebiebere Paul 'm' 42 years, Christian Ayibatariworio 'm' 43 years, Owori Clarkson Paul 'm' 45 years and Beregha Kingsley 'm' 32 years, aka kalaboy, after a fierce gun battle Firearms at their hideout in Nembe Bassambiri and Nembe Creek.

“All suspects have admitted their involvement in the recent attack on a crude oil supply pipeline in the Obama River Tekere and a main line in Etiama, Nimbe Local Authority Areas.

“The Bayelsa State Police Command will continue to cooperate and synergize with various sister safety companies, neighborhood youth and relevant stakeholders to protect critical infrastructure nationwide. The suspects may be charged to the courtroom after investigation.”

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