- There is tension in Port Harcourt, Rivers state over the alleged shooting of a passenger boat on Friday, August 27
- An eyewitness said a chopper/flight helicopter went very low and started shooting at the boat a few minutes after taking off
- The spokesman of the River state police command, Nnamdi Omoni, however, said he was yet to be briefed about the incident
Bonny, Rivers state - An emerging report by The Punch states that a yet-to-be-identified helicopter has allegedly shot at a local passenger boat travelling from Port Harcourt to Bonny in Rivers state.
According to the newspaper, there are fears of casualties, with some occupants severely injured and rushed to the hospital.
An eyewitness who expressed shock over the incident said that the boat conveyed passengers and foodstuff.
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“The local boat that just left here to Bonny, within the Treasure Island area, a chopper or I will call it a flight helicopter, just came behind, went very low and started shooting at the wooden boat.
“From the information we got from a boat driver, there were passengers in the boat. The boat also contained foodstuff such as garri, rice and other items.
“Everyone knows that is the route transporting foodstuff to Bonny. Some people died in the boat."
Gunmen launch another attack in Jos, kill many, raze houses
A resident of the community, Yakubu Bagudu, disclosed that the gunmen also razed many houses in the raid after killing about 30 persons.
However, Bagudu noted that security operatives have been deployed to restore calm in the area. Confirming the attack, a community leader, Mai Angwa Agida Isa, said the assailants came to the area around 8am.
Reps minority caucus laments, insists Nigerians do not deserve insecurity
In another report, members of the minority caucus in the House of Representatives have said Nigerians do not deserve the torment which has become their plight in recent times.
This was contained in a statement by the minority leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu.
The lawmakers consequently called on the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government to take drastic steps to save Nigerians from insecurity.