Suspected pirates kill 2 persons in Bayelsa

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YENAGOA – suspected to be sea pirates on Sunday attacked a passenger boat on the Ogbia-Nembe waterways and two persons.

the victims, died in the , Mr Awotimigha Iyabi, was an aide to a former commissioner in , while the second victim was yet to be identified.

Iyabi was a personal assistant to Chief Nathan Egba, a former Commissioner for Information.

Three persons, Mr Alfred Belemote, a politician and his police escort, and the boat driver survived the .


NAN learnt that the boat ran into a robbery and was trapped in gunshots from the .

The former commissioner for information and orientation, confirmed the incident.

Egba, led friends the deceased on a visit to the his former aide, expressed shock at the and described the deceased as a “non-violent and gentleman’’.

The spokesman of the Police Command, Mr Akhigbe, also confirmed the incident, adding that details of the incident were not immediately available.

is true that two persons died in the attack,’’ Akhigbe said. (NAN)