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Nigeria arrests suspected militant commander

Nigeria arrests suspected militant commander

Nigeria's military says it has arrested a suspected member of a militant group in connection with attacks on oil facilities in the troubled Niger Delta.
Army spokesman Col. Sagir Musa says that Sobomabo Jachrich was arrested by soldiers late Sunday in southern Rivers State.
He says Jachrich is a suspected commander of militant group the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta. Musa said Monday that inquiries were continuing but gave no further details.
Nigeria is Africa's top oil producer but its lawless southern region is plagued by kidnappings, pipeline explosions and the theft of crude oil by armed groups. Militants say they want more petroleum funds to be spent developing their impoverished lands.