September 26, 2022

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Again, pirates kidnap five along Port Harcourt- Bonny rivers

No fewer than five persons, including two women, were on Tuesday kidnapped on the Bonny coastal waters by suspected pirates in Rivers State.

This came barely two weeks after five members of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, who were travelling in a passenger boat to Port Harcourt were abducted along the Kula-Abonnema waterway.

The maritime workers were released about four days later.

It was gathered that the latest incident took place near the Federal Ocean Terminal in Onne area of the state.

The five persons were reportedly abducted in a 10-seater capacity passenger speed boat between 7.30 and 8am on Tuesday.

The officer in charge of the Marine Police, Bonny, Solomon Adeniyi who confirmed the incident said the attack has been reported to the marine police in Port Harcourt.

Adeniyi has also assured that his team is assisting in rescue efforts for the victims.

A youth leader in the community who also confirmed the incident said other passengers of the speed boat were allowed to carry on with their journey after the five victims were taken away.