Nigeria Police sequel to several reports of threat received by Niger Delta Petroleum Resources (NDPR) located in Obumeze Community, Ahoada LGA Rivers by a group named Amalgamated Niger Delta Avengers, operatives of the IGP- Intelligence Response Team (IRT) deployed to Port Harcourt by IGP Ibrahim Idris swooped into action and arrested two principal actors who posed as militants and threatened the company.
The threat messages from the suspects demanded an initial payment of N20million and to be placed on monthly salary of N3million; failure to do so which would be followed with kidnap, death, vandalism/explosion and attacks on the company’s assets.
The suspects arrested are: LoveGod Chinuzioke, 27yrs and Native of Obumeze Community Ahoada LGA Rivers State. He is from the host community of NDPR and was just granted bail from Port Harcourt Maximum Prison for a case of Armed Robbery and Kidnapping. He hatched the idea of extorting money from the company and got contact numbers of the Senior Personnel of NDPR and Justice Okolo, 25yrs,a Native of Aniocha LGA Delta state. He composed and sent the threat messages to the Company. The suspect also admitted belonging to a notorious armed robbery gang terrorising Ahoada and environs and the phone used for the threat was recovered from him.
Police said effort is still on going to arrest tbe remaining accomplices at large; recover arms, ammunition and Explosives.