Sea Pirates shot pregnant woman, steal 200 horse power engine boat n Bayelsa Water ways
*** OSPAC Vigilante Secretary Arraigned in court over Kidnap of bank manager
Gunmen suspected to be sea pirates have attacked Yenagoa-bound boat loaded with passengers and goods in the early hours of this morning, Thursday March 8 shooting two passengers including a pregnant woman.
Reports have it that the pregnant woman was shot in the stomach in critical condition was rushed to a medical facility located in Kulama two along the unidentified young man who was also shot.
The Passenger boat was travelling from Kulama to Yenagoa the Bayelsa capital when the pirates ambushed and shot at them between Kulama One and Kulama Two of the Bayelsa Waterways.
The Chairman of Bayelsa State Maritime Workers Union, Comrade Lorde Sese, not only confirm the incident, but revealed that the rampaging Pirates stole the 200 Horsepower engine of the boat and the goods belonging to the traumatised passengers.
Comrade Lorde Sese also said also said that the kind-hearted villagers and boat drivers successfully rescued all the affected passengers.
He also raised alarm that the rampaging Sea pirates have blocked the Yenagoa-Kulama One and Two waterways.
Boat Drivers and Passengers who ply the water ways have consistently lamented the unsafe nature of the water ways because the regular deadly attacks by pirates.
The secretary of ONELGA Security Planning Advisory Committee, OSPAC, a local vigilante group in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area, ONELGA, of Rivers State, Emeka Agbabere, was yesterday remanded for alleged conspiracy and kidnap of a bank manager.
Agbabere, who was arraigned by the Director General of Department of State Services, DSS, is standing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy and kidnap of one Oyedokun Johnson, the branch manager of a bank in Omoku, ONELGA, for a long time and demanded information about the bank. Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Presiding Chief Magistrate, A. O. Amadi Nna, remanded the accused in prison custody and adjourned indefinitely.