Pirates attack Nigerian town

Increasing militancy causing security headaches.

Pirates invade Afikpo; policeman killed, patrol vehicle burnt

By Peter Okutu

ABAKALIKIone person was killed, weekend, while property worth hundreds of thousands of Naira were destroyed by pirates, who invaded Afikpo, Ebonyi State.

Consequently, the state Commissioner of Police, Peace Abdallah, led a combined team of Army and Police to Afikpo for an on-the-spot assessment of the area and reinforcement of policemen.

The pirates, who came into the community through Ndibe beach, were said to have killed a Police Inspector (names withheld), abducted two persons, destroyed motorcycles and other properties before they were reportedly over-powered by the police.

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