Sea Pirates Attack Vessels, Abduct Crew

Pirate attacks undeterred by naval presence.

Sea Pirates Attack Vessels, Abduct Three Crew Members In Rivers

Collins Barasimeye

Despite the Federal Government’s efforts in deploying 30 gunboats to patrol and police the waterways and creeks in the Niger Delta during the just-concluded elections in the country, armed men suspected to be sea pirates have attacked an offshore vessel near Bonny Island in Rivers State.
A source told The Tide correspondent in Port Harcourt that six armed men stormed the offshore vessel FPSO, and after some sporadic shooting, boarded the vessel and allegedly abducted three crew members of the boat away to an unknown destination.

The source revealed that the fate of the abducted men was still unknown.

However, the source could not ascertain if the gunboats so deployed would be withdrawn after the election as they are originally meant to police oil pipelines vandalisation in the Niger Delta.

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