Gunmen Abduct Two Persons In Rivers Community

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have invaded Amariari community in Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers State and kidnapped two persons, according to a report by PUNCH.

The gunmen, according to a source from the area, came into the community on Wednesday morning and forced themselves into some houses.

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Source: saharareporters.com

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Rivers Assembly invites Bonny LG chair over sea pirate attacks

Chukwudi Akasike

The Rivers State House of Assembly has resolved to invite the Chairman of Bonny Local Government Area, David Irimagha, to appear before its Committee on Transport to explain his contribution towards the fight against sea pirate attacks along Bonny waterways.

Passenger boats were last week attacked by sea pirates, who kidnapped a councillor and one other person from the area while robbing other passengers of their belongings.

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Source: punchng.com

Pirates hijack 2 boats with 24 passengers in Rivers

Okafor Ofiebor

Sea pirates at about noon today, Thursday, September 26, hijacked two boats on the Port Harcourt-Bonny waterways, whisking away the 24 passengers inside the boats.

An Eyewitness, Ezekiel Hart, and an indigene of Bonny, said the two boats took off from Port Harcourt jetty and were fully loaded passengers and goods. He said the passengers and crew were sailing smoothly until the armed pirates ambushed them at a location on the high seas called “Yellow Platform”.

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Source: thenewsnigeria.com.ng

Shipowner Decries High Insecurity At Warri, Bonny Anchorages

By Chris

President of the Nigeria Shipowners Association (NISA), Aminu Umar has raised the alarm over high rate of insecurity at the Warri and Bonny anchorage.

In an interview with journalists in Lagos, recently, Umar said the Warri anchorage has spike insurance premium for shipowners describing it as a very tough one.  He pointed out that the Lagos anchorage is the only one anyone can sincerely lay a reasonable claim of safety or security.

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Source: leadership.ng