The Police Command in Rivers has arrested one Daniel George, suspected to be a pirate, over his alleged involvement within the assault on a passenger boat in Bonny waterways.
NAN studies that the assault occurred within the early hours of Thursday, with lots of the passengers aboard the boat sustaining accidents.
A fisherman resident in Bonny, who gave his identify merely as Tamuno, mentioned among the passengers jumped into the river to flee being robbed of their belongings throughout the assault.
Nonetheless, the command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the arrest on Friday in Port Harcourt, mentioned the assault resulted within the loss of life of 1 passenger.
“George, an indigene of Asarama group in Andoni Native Authorities Space, who has been on our needed listing, has been arrested.
“The suspect helps us in getting info to allow the police to go after the opposite gang members,” he mentioned.
The police spokesman mentioned a state-wide manhunt had been declared to apprehend the fleeing gang members and produce them to justice.
“The suspects are members of a gang of pirates that has been terrorising the Bonny River,” Omoni added.