Suspected sea pirates wreaked havoc in Ayama community, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa Monday, killing two and leaving three others severely injured.
A local who survived the ordeal said the pirates invaded the community on Monday night and shot sporadically into the crowds gathered outside.
The onslaught has been confirmed by the Spokesman of the Bayelsa Police Command, DSP Asinim Butswat, who told newsmen in the capital Yenagoa that investigation had begun, SaharaReporters writes.
Also confirming the development, Mr. Munalayefa Gibson, a member of the State House of Assembly representing Ogbia Constituency 2, said the sea robbers sprayed bullets on the community for over 30 minutes before towing away more than 10-speed boats.
“The same suspected gangs, after the Anyama operations stormed Ogbia Town around 12:30 a.m. on Feb. 6 and kidnapped one Mrs. Augusta Apaga and went away with four 75 horse-powered engine boats,” he said.
“Ogbia local government area has been thrown into mourning, particularly Anyama Community where three persons are feared dead and two are in critical condition receiving medical attention.”
The state lawmaker described the incidents as senseless and barbaric, and frowned at the constant occurrence of sea piracy and kidnapping along coastal communities in the local government area.
Wed, 07 Mar 2018 17:42:02 +0000