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Sea pirates robbery attempt foiled in Rivers

22 December 2014, 20:25

Rivers - A suspected sea pirate has been fatally wounded while an unspecified number of others fled during an exchange of fire with police in Rivers State.

The Rivers State Police Command also recovered several firearms and ammunition from the alleged sea pirates who were allegedly robbing members of the public, Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmad Kidaya Muhammad, said.

Also read: Four sea pirates arrested in Ondo

“The Rivers State Police Command wishes to inform the general public of a feat recorded in its continued fight against crime in the State. On 19/12/2014 at about 1300 hours along Opobo Queen Town Sea, Policemen on patrol engaged sea pirates while robbing innocent Nigerians. At the end of the gun duel one of the robbers was fatally wounded while others abandoned the operation and managed to escape,” the statement read.

Muhammad said one General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), one G3 Rifle, 85 rounds of live ammunition, five assorted phones and money to tune of N22 450 were recovered from the operation.

He added that three speed boats of the robbers were also recovered.

“This singular feat has demonstrated the capability of the Command to provide security across the state including the waterways,” he said.

- CAJ News


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