Director of Information, Commodore Christian Ezekobe, had in a statement available to newsmen in Abuja, said the NDA supplier was picked up on July 11 at about 11am.
It reads further: “The arrest was made following a confessional statement obtained from an earlier arrested suspect who gave details of the involvement of other collaborators in the attacks.
“Preliminary investigations also revealed that the suspect recently supplied 10 batteries, five large coils of wire and other materials purportedly used for the attacks”.
But reacting, Brig.Gen Mudoch Agbinibo, NDA spokesperson, in a statement yesterday asked Nigerians to ignore the claim, saying none of its loyalists has been arrested.
“As it now any Tom, Dick and Harry is a suspect of Niger Delta avengers. Nigeria Navy has lost the sense of professionalism.
“The Nigeria military arrested school students in Oporoza and called them the Niger Delta Avengers. Any criminal caught is NDA; even their business partners (illegal oil bunkers) with which things have gone went south are NDA. Sea pirates are now NDA.”