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2 militants arrested with explosives in Delta

By The Rainbow
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Reports emanating from Warri,  Delta State Nigeria indicate that the Federal Operatives of DSS and the Navy have arrested two suspected Niger Delta Militants with explosive devices, detonators and other dangerous items.

The suspects whose names were given as Emmanuel and Monday (surnames withheld) have been brought before the Magistrate Court 2 in Warri on a five-count charge.

Emmanuel also goes by the nickname Gen. Thunder Opuowei, a.k.a The River Don. Security sources accused Emmanuel  of attacking oil vessels belonging to major oil companies and collecting huge sums of money running into millions of naira from them.

He was also said to specialise in issuing threat messages through the phone number, 08170453255 and demanding upward of N50million from some company executives in Warri. He allegedly threatened to blow up their vessels or bomb their tank farms if they failed to meet his demands.

The report as monitored showed that their arrest and subsequent prosecution was made possible through  petitions from victims of Pathfinder to the Security agencies, a crack team of Naval Officers and SSS operatives were able to track him down in Warri and on searching his car, several lethal weapons were allegedly discovered.

Security sources said on interrogation, Emmanuel named a colleague, Monday  who was also picked up and on the strength of their statements to the security agents they were charged to court.

They are presently being remanded in Prison custody amidst tight military guard at the Federal Prisons, Okere, Warri.

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