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Suspected pirates abduct two monarchs in Bayelsa


bayelsa-mapUNIDENTIFIED gunmen suspected to be sea pirates on Wednesday attacked passenger boats and kidnapped two Okpoama community chiefs, identified as Chief Blessing Wagio and Chief Isaac Akono-Igolo, as well as a security man whose identity could not be ascertained along Ogbia to Brass waterways in Bayelsa.

Asinim Butswat, police spokesman for Bayelsa Command, confirmed the development yesterday but said that details were still sketchy, “I am waiting for details,” Butwat said.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the victims’ boats reportedly left the Ogbia water front at about on Wednesday for Brass, when they were attacked around Kiberibio area of the Ogbia-Brass waterway.

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