Brass Maritime workers confirm attack by Sea Pirates in Bayelsa


By Eunice Nnachi, Yenagoa

Comrade Daniel Biodoumoye, Maritime Workers Union Chairman of Brass Local Government Area, on Tuesday confirmed an attack on a Yenagoa-bound passenger speedboat by suspected sea pirates.

The passengers numbering 15 were said to have departed Egweama in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State where they attended a burial over the weekend.

The suspected pirates reportedly intercepted the two hundred horsepower engine boat close to the rice farm and fled off with eight of the fifteen passengers.

According to the Brass Unit Maritime Union Chairman, a combined rescue team of marine police, Union leadership, and others rescued the seven passengers who were abandoned by the armed pirates.

Meanwhile, the Regent of Egwe Ibe, Chief Timipre Saka-Yabi has condemned the kidnap and called for the unconditional release of his subjects.

Meanwhile, the Bayelsa State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Asinim Butswat said, the passenger boat was attacked on the 13th June, 2022 and seven passengers were reportedly abducted.

He said the police have commenced an investigation into the incident.