Leader of the Joint Revolutionary Council of the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force (JNDLF), one of the dissident groups blowing up oil installations across the Niger Delta, has been arrested, according to the Department of State Security.
“On 21st July, 2016, one Jones ABIRI aka General Akotebe DARIKORO was arrested by this Service in Yenagoa, Bayelsa,” a release by the service stated.
DARIKORO, the DSS said, operates under the nom-de-guerre “General-Kill and Bury”, has confessed and owned up to some criminal activities committed by the JNDLF:
His group vandalised the Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) trunk line in Ogboinbiri, Southern Ijaw LGA and bombing of oil pipeline belonging to Shell Development Company (SPDC) at Brass creek on July 8 n Bayelsa;
Darikoro also told the DSS he threatened to launch missile at Aso Rock and other selected targets in the Federal Capital Territory.
He also took responsibility for threat messages to managements of NAOC and SPDC demanding N500 million and N250 million respectively.