Pirates hijack passenger boat, whisk away some occupants in Rivers

Pirates hijack passenger boat, kidnap some occupants
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By Davies Iheamnachor

PORT HARCOURT: Sea pirates have allegedly hijacked a passenger boat and whisk away a few of the occupants round Namasibi axis of the New Calabar Rivers, Degema Local Government Area of Rivers State.

A supply within the space, who most well-liked anonymity, mentioned the boat was travelling from Port Harcourt to Ke Clan in Degema LGA earlier than the incident occurred round four pm on Wednesday.

The supply mentioned the armed bandits had on gunpoint directed all of the passengers to leap into the river, however solely the driving force and few others who might swim did.

However, the driving force of the hijacked boat, Tamunoiminabo Aginah, narrated that the pirates attacked them whereas getting back from Port Harcourt.

Aginah mentioned: “In the morning once we have been driving to Port Harcourt, the ocean pirates chased us, however they couldn’t get to us.

“On Our approach again to Ke from Port Harcourt as we approached Namasibi, New Calabar River, the ocean pirates appeared in full velocity and a superior engine boat and we couldn’t escape them.

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“They ordered us to jump into the river. Those that can swim did as they commanded while they drove away with those that didn’t jump into the river to unknown destination together with our boat.”

He famous that those that jumped into the river have been rescued by fishermen with canoes.

The Public Relations Officer of the Rivers State Police Command, DSP. Nnamdi Omoni, at press time, mentioned he isn’t conscious of the event.

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Pirates hijack passenger boat, whisk away some occupants in Rivers

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