Following the spate of attacks on pipelines and oil facilities in the South-south, the police have arrested three suspected members of one of the militant groups.
Three suspected militants have been arrest by the Police in Akwa Ibom State with high-power bombs capable of sinking any ship, boat, or destroying buildings or pipelines.
The State Commissioner of Police, Murtala Mani, who paraded them on Friday at the state Police Headquarters, Ikot Akpan-abia, said the suspects were arrested on August 18, 2016, through an intelligence report.
Mani who briefed newsmen on the development through the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, Cordelia Nwawe, said the suspects were arrested at Moden City Hotel in Eket local government area of the state.
The State Police boss gave the names of the suspected militants as Nelson Seimiyefa, aged 34, from Bayelsa state, Victor Emmanuel Williams, aged 34, from Etinan local government area of Akwa Ibom and Nseobong Dickson, aged 38, from Eket local government area also of Akwa Ibom State.
Mani said bombs recovered from the suspected militants included two high-power IED bombs measuring 60/80.5 cm and 44/5.5 cm respectively; and one long single high-power propel launcher bomb measuring 78/4.55cm.
The arrest of the suspected militants came just as a seven day ultimatum given by a new militant group in the Niger Delta “Oyobio-Oyobio” to Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited to relocate its headquarters to Akwa Ibom or face dire consequences expired.