Nigeria arrests militant behind oil attacks – police


LAGOS: The Nigerian secret police on Saturday announced the arrest of a militant who they say confessed to carrying out recent attacks on oil pipelines in the energy-rich south. The Department of State Service (DSS) said it arrested a man named Jones Abiri, who uses the alias “General Akotebe Darikoro.” The arrest took place on Thursday in Yenagoa, southern Nigeria, amid “ongoing tactical operations to degrade the capabilities and hideouts of criminal gangs” in the country. The DSS claimed the militant confessed to attacking pipelines operated by Agip—the Nigerian subsidiary of Italy’s Eni—and Anglo-Dutch oil group Shell.



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