Marine Police repel pirate attack

Armed robberies in creeks remain commonplace.

Bayelsa Police repel pirates’ attack on passenger boat, recovers arms

The Bayelsa Police Command on Sunday said its Marine Division in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state had repelled an attack by sea pirates on a passenger boat in the area.

Mr Asinim Butswat, an ASP and Spokesman of the Command, said in a statement that the attack occurred on Aug. 28 at Gina-Gbene area of Southern Ijaw.

According to the Spokesman, an AK-47 Assault rifle and live ammunition were recovered from the pirates who abandoned their 75 Horse Power speedboat and fled into the creeks.

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