Residents Protest Incessant Pirate Attacks, Killings

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Bonny Island Pirate attacks and killings.

of Bonny Local Government Area of Monday protested the Island lamenting over incessant attacks and killings by pirates their waterway for many years.

The protesters are mostly youths resident Bonny Island told Channels Television that the most recent of the attacks was January 5, 2021, when indigenes drowned the river after pirates attacked their boat.

They added that the pirates after the made away valuables from the passengers, and asked them to jump into the high sea.

Protesters list names of victims of the attacks which dates back to 2015.

Meanwhile, due to the high rate of attacks by pirates the Island, the Government July 2019 launched a special security initiative, code-named “ Sting” which patrol vehicles and gunboats were donated to to tackle violent crimes on roads and waterways the state.

Last week, the Police Command also deployed 366 special constabularies to various localities for its initiative.

The Bonny protesters, however, insist that there has been no improvement the security situation bonny.

Bonny Local Government Area can only be accessed through the high sea, as the Federal Government’ N120 , 37-kilometer to connect the Island to mainland Rivers State is yet to be completed.