Suspected pirates attack boat, abduct 5 passengers in Rivers


Hoodlums suspected to be pirates were reported to have attacked a passenger boat along the Bonny-Onne waterways in Rivers State and in the process kidnapped 5 passengers.

Though it was not clear if the boat was coming to Port Harcourt when the attack took place as the gunmen laid siege to the boat, but a top official of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) confirmed the incident.

Henry Jumbo, Chairman Bonny Unit of MWUN while reacting to the passengers’ abduction he received a distress call concerning the attack on the passenger boat.

Jumbo said the boat had 18 passengers when the incident occurred, but five of the occupants were whisked away to an unknown destination by the…

Source: Nigerian Tribune