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Four suspected pirates killed in Bakassi

01 June 2015, 17:06

Bakassi- Four suspected pirates were killed by group of young men from Esighi village in Bakassi Local Government Area, Punch reports.

The youths said they carried out the action after confirming that the ex-militants were in possession of some boats seized by a gang of pirates that robbed 19 Cameroon-bound passengers on April 25 along the Bakassi waterways.

The youth group also rescued three speed boats, suspected to have been stolen and used for operations by the former warlords.

Also read: JTF arrests 4 suspected pirates on Bayelsa waterways

One of the youths, who preferred anonymity said that the incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday (May 23) after they had successfully trailed the ex-militants to their base and killed four of them with their (the former militant’s) own weapon.

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