The alleged mastermind of a hoaxed plan to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari, Jones Abari, aka Gen. Akotebe Darikoro has been arrested by the Department of State Services in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. An official of the service, Mr Tony Opuiyo said in a statement that Abari was arrested on July 21.
Opuiyo described the suspect as the leader of the Joint Revolutionary Council of the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force ( JNDLF). He said that Abari had confessed to other criminal activities which included a threat to launch missile attacks on selected targets in Abuja and Aso Rock.
Others include writing threat messages to the management of the Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) and the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) demanding for N500 million and N250 million respectively, NAN reports.
He said that the suspect also masterminded the vandalism of NAOC trunk line in Ogboinbiri, Southern Ijaw and bombing of SPDC oil pipeline.