Suspected Pirates Gun Down Four Nigerian Policemen

Wednesday / June 24, 2015

pirates nigeriaFour policemen, including an assistant superintendent of police, were shot dead by armed men suspected to be sea pirates in the Abonnema Wharf area of Port Harcourt, Nigeria on Tuesday.

The policemen were on patrol at the Port, when the group of armed men who were masked, suddenly ap­peared and opened fire on the patrol boat. One of the five police on the patrol boat, who sur­vived the attack had jumped into the sea and reportedly swam to safety.

It was gathered that the sea pirates who were 24 in number, came in four boats with six of them in each boat. The incident caused terror among the locals who observed the scene. Investigation in to the case is ongoing.

In 2014 there were 67 reported piracy and armed robbery incidents in the Gulf of Guinea, Oceans beyond Piracy said in a recent report, with 60% of them occurring off Nigeria.

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