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Text of report by Nigerian newspaper This Day website on 9 July
[Report by Sufuyan Ojeifo, Segun James, Ahamefula Ogbu and Omon-Julius Onabu: "JTF Foils Attack on Pipeline; ...Nabs Suspected Militants"]
Two suspected militants were yesterday arrested by operatives of the Joint military Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta at Forcados in Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State, while trying to blow up crude pipelines with explosives. They are now cooling their feet in the JTF cell at the Gen. David Ejoor Army Barracks, Effurun, near Warri.
The arrest is coming just as the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) yesterday said it attacked oil pipelines operated by Shell and Agip, a unit of Italy's Eni.
According to the JTF spokes-man, Col. Rabe Abubakar, "The miscreants were caught while trying to plant explosives on pipelines along Forcados …