The Nigerian Army ‘has arrested’ 10 suspected members of the Niger Delta region.
The Commander, 4 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Benin City, Farouk Yahaya, revealed this on Sunday while addressing journalists.
He said the suspects were apprehended during a cordon and search exercise conducted in Oporozoa community and its environs in Delta State.
Niger Delta Avengers is a militant group responsible for recent attacks on oil and gas pipelines and installations.
Yahaya further revealed that the arrested suspects may possibly have links with the Niger Delta Avengers while adding that guns, ammunition and other equipment were recovered from them.
He noted that the operation was conducted professionally in line with the code of conduct and rules of engagement of the Nigerian Army.