Pirates shot pregnant woman, steal engine boat in Bayelsa


Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Gunmen suspected to be sea pirates attacked Yenagoa-bound boat loaded with passengers and goods in the early hours of this morning,Thursday March 8 shooting two passengers including a pregnant woman.
Reports have it that the pregnant woman who was shot in the stomach is in critical condition and has been rushed to a medical facility located in Kulama along the unidentified young man who was also shot.
The Passenger boat was travelling from Kulama to Yenagoa the Bayelsa capital when the pirates ambushed and shot at them between Kulama One and Kulama Two of the Bayelsa Waterways.
The Chairman of Bayelsa State Maritime Workers Union, Comrade Lorde Sese,not only confirm the incident,but revealed that the rampaging Pirates stole the 200 Horsepower engine of the boat and the goods belonging to the traumatised passengers.
Comrade Lorde Sese also said kind hearted villagers and boat drivers successfully rescued all the affected passengers.
He also raised alarm that the rampaging Sea pirates have blocked the the Yenagoa-Kulama One and Two waterways.
Boat Drivers and Passengers who ply the water ways have consistently lamented the unsafe nature of the water ways because the regular deadly attacks by pirates.