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Niger Delta Avengers Nigeria Navy parade suspected member of militant group in Warri

The commander said that the suspect had been involved in various criminal activities since 2011 in the creeks.

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Niger Delta Avengers play Suspected members of the Niger Delta Avengers are seen as they are paraded by the Nigeria military after their arrest in the Nembe waters, Rivers, Nigeria, August 22, 2016. Photo taken August 22, 2016 (REUTERS/Stringer)

The Nigeria Navy on Thursday paraded a suspected member of the Niger Delta Avengers at its base Warri, Delta.

Commodore Joseph Dzunve, Commander, Nigeria Navy Ship (NNS) Delta, paraded the suspect identified as Mr Abraham Suru nicknamed ”Gabon” before newsmen.

He said that the suspect was apprehended on Sept. 20, 2016 in Sapele, Delta following a tip-off.

The commander said that the suspect had been involved in various criminal activities since 2011 in the creeks.

“The suspect has been involved in criminal activities including pipeline vandalism, sea robbery, illegal bunkering among others since. 2011.

“Currently, he is a member of the Niger Delta Avengers.

“The Navy is committed to ensuring safety in our nation’s maritime domain,” he said.

Dzunve said the navy was a committed component of Operation Delta Safe, adding that it was resolute in ensuring safe maritime environment.

The commander urged law abiding members of the public to go about their legitimate businesses as they had nothing to fear.

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