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5 Boat Passengers Kidnapped By Pirates On Rivers Waterways Rescued

The five boat passengers kidnapped by suspected pirates on the Bonny coastal waters were rescued by men of the Rivers state police command.

The victims were kidnapped after the heavily armed men attacked the passenger boat along the Bonny-Onne waterways between 7.30 and 8am on Tuesday, September 7.

According to reports, Five of the 18 passengers were abducted while the other passengers were allowed to continue the journey to Port Harcourt.

The victim’s freedom was confirmed in a statement released by the officer-in-charge of the Marine Police, Bonny, SP Solomon Adeniyi.

According to him, one of the suspected kidnappers was arrested while others are on the run, adding that “some of the suspected kidnappers were apprehended in Bodo Town and the victims were freed.”

Chairman of the Bodo Unit of the Bonny Marine Transporters, Tamunotonye Jumbo, also confirmed the latest development.

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