MARINE POLICE ARREST PIRATES WHO ATTACKED A PASSENGER BOAT AT GUNPOINT
Marine police have arrested four pirates who tried to rob a passenger boat within the Bonny River in Rivers State.
Report says the boat was commuting between Okrika and Port Harcourt on September 17 when it got ambushed by four pirates aboard a speedboat with a 35 HP engine.
Sources say the pilot was held at gunpoint while the thieves removed the passenger boat engine. The pirates later released the pilot and ordered him to jump over overboard.
The law eventually caught up with the robbers as the marine police successfully arrested the four of them.
The incident occurred a few days after Eons Intelligence reported that pirates attacked a Liberian flagged Water Phoenix with IMO number 9045168 and kidnapped two Russian crew members on Lagos waters.
An undisclosed number of people attacked the Water Phoenix vessel on September 8, 2020.
Report indicates that 16 out of 18 crew members made it to the citadel safely. The pirates abducted the vessel master and another.