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.
“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.