Metro Sea Pirates Ambush Police Boat in Bayelsa, 3 Shot Dead



Daring sea pirates have gunned down at least three people in an ambush against policemen in Bayelsa.

According to Bayelsa state police spokesman Asinim Butswat said the incident happened on Friday.

"A tugboat, towing a barge with a combined team of policemen from the Nigerian Inland Waterways, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), and civilians on board was attacked by suspected sea pirates at Ekebiri Waterways," he said.

"A reinforced team arrived shortly and rescued one policeman, three NSCDC personnel and four civilians," he said.

"However, a policeman, one NSCDC personnel and a civilian were shot dead by the sea pirates, one policeman is still missing," he said.


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