They were allegedly behind attacks on some facilities belonging to Chevron Nigerian Limited (CNL) in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State between the months of May and July.
Commander, NNS Delta, Warri Naval Command, Commodore Joseph Dzunve, while parading the suspects on Saturday in Warri, said the Navy and other relevant sister agencies were doing their best to curb further attacks on pipeline installations at different locations in the Niger Delta axis.
“You are aware of the recent series of attacks on oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta and in particular Delta State for which some groups of person claimed responsibilities.
“You will also recall that the Nigerian Navy and security agencies under Operation Delta Safe have been doing their best to eradicate these attacks.
He said the two suspects had provided useful information, adding that the Navy and other security agencies are on the trail of other fleeing members of the dreaded militant group.
Miyenminiya, who is an uncle to Tongha, said since he surrendered his arms to the Federal Government some years ago, he had been off criminalities.
The second suspect, Tongha, he was introduced into pipeline vandalism by his uncle and boss, Miyenminiya.
“He say him wan make call with Chevron people make them give us money, I don’t know the People he even call, when he make the call finish, them come give five of us N60,000 each, so that last two months wen pass so na him call me take join body dey do the job.
“I no go lie, the last place him send us go burst pipeline na for Abitaye side the same place; na my uncle na him dey sponsor me; na when them catch me, I carry Navy go him place say na him be my Oga,” Tongha confessed.
Commodore Dzunve assured the public to continue their legitimate business activities in the maritime domain, noting that the Navy is strongly committed to ensuring a conducive and peaceful environment for legitimate trades.