Four people were saved from an attack on a passenger boat on the Nembe-Brass waterways, according to police in Bayelsa State yesterday.
According to a statement from the command's spokeswoman, Asinim Butswat, the event happened on Wednesday while marine police officers were patrolling the Nembe-Brass waters.
Butswat said: “operatives of the Marine Department of the Bayelsa State Police Command, while on patrol along the Nembe-Brass waterways came under attack by pirates who were robbing passengers and attempting to kidnap some of them on a speedboat named Tari Marine 2.
“The operatives repelled the attack and rescued the passengers.
“The pirates escaped, abandoning their speedboat, with one military camouflage, one bulletproof jacket and one cutlass.”