Piracy worsens on Nigerian waters, two more people killed

Two persons were on Monday shot dead by gunmen suspected to be sea pirates in an attack on a passenger ship along the Brass waterways in Bayelsa State.

The latest attack is the third such incident in three weeks

Three weeks ago, PREMIUM TIMES reported an ambush on a military houseboat that killed two in Southern Ijaw creeks in Bayelsa. Also, last Friday, suspected militants attacked a tugboat in the same area and killed three crew members, including a police officer.

The Chairman of the Bayelsa State chapter of Nigeria Maritime Workers Union, Lloyd Sese, who confirmed the latest incident said five persons were injured in the process.

Community sources said that the gunmen numbering about four opened fire on the boat at Okoroma axis and killed two of the passengers, a young man and a middle-aged woman, injuring other passengers.

It was gathered that the passengers’ boat was moving from Yenagoa to Okpoama in Brass Local Government Area when the pirates struck. The pirates also collected all valuables belonging to the passengers.

Asinim Butswat, Police Public Relations Officer for Bayelsa Command who said that one police operative was still missing following Friday’s attack, however said that the report of today’s incident was yet to reach the command headquarters in Yenagoa.

“You know the nature of the terrain and distance is also far, we are yet to be notified,” he said.


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  • 0tile

    Once Buhari’s military thugs leave the place peace and tranquility will return. Buhari take your thugs to Sambisa evil forest.

  • deri best

    Separation is the only way out—–the attacks will continue until bingo Subaru Buhari pulls his Fulani soldiers out of the area.The redistribution of the oil wells is paramont to peace returning to the area–Sadly some of these stories are sponsored by the Fulani soldiers to enable them continue to stay in the creeks…..period

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  • Kickboxer

    OYA TRAINEE-TERRORIST OBONO OBLA & Attorney General Malami and Judge Kafarati, declare everyone using a boat on the Bight of Biafra waterways as TERRORISTS…and send in OPERATION GALLOPING CROCODILE…..since a police man was killed…..Oh, Terrorists’ Godfather brainless Biafra should sign this new Terrorist group……

  • Jon

    Buhari’s alleged illegality has reached a point where impeachment proceedings should be commenced. Civilized Western world has now issued a pronouncement that IPOB is not a terrorist organization. Hausa/Fulani terrorists herdsmen that have been killing and raping women all over Southern Nigeria and Middle Belt are all walking freely.

    Buhari’s alleged attempt to stop Restructuring will not succeed. The South and Middle Belt cannot wait until Buhari and his parasitic hausa/fulani invaders find oil in the desert of Arewa sharia Republic to commence restructuring.