Nigerian pirates kill 4, kidnap 6 others

Attack against Marine Police sees four killed.

Pirates kill four policemen, kidnap six others in Bayelsa

Posted by: Mike Odiegwu

There was tension along Bayelsa waterways on Saturday after pirates in separate incidents killed four policemen and kidnapped six other persons in Nembe waters, Nembe Local Government Area.

It was gathered that the gunmen also seized a gunboat belonging to the Nigeria Police in an incident that occurred at about 1.30pm on Friday.

The gunboat was said to be escorting a barge owned by the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) when it came under attack.

The hoodlums, who operated on a speedboat, reportedly laid ambush for the gunboat and opened fire on the policemen.

They were said to have overpowered the policemen, killed and pushed them into the river.

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