Akwa Ibom: Sea pirates kidnap fishermen at Ibeno creeks

Niger Delta pirates
Niger Delta pirates
Share this story

The Transitional Chairman of Ibeno local government area of Akwa Ibom, Chief Williams Mkpah, on Saturday said at least eight fishermen have been abducted by sea pirates in the area.

Mkpah disclosed this in a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibeno.

He said the area is prone to  sea pirates’ activities.

“Two nights ago (Thursday) six fishermen were kidnapped. Two were also abducted on Friday morning in the creeks of Ibeno and its environs.

Read This:  Three ritualists arrested for students' murder

“As I am speaking now they (sea pirates) have intensified their activities in Ibeno community and they want to stop fishermen from going to sea for fishing,’’ he told NAN.

Mkpah said the pirates were demanding huge ransom from the fishermen before releasing them.


Share this story

Post your comments below

Loading...