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Gunmen hijack boat in Bayelsa, dump passengers in bush

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Gunmen, on New Year’s Eve, attacked a passenger boat travelling from Yenagoa to Twon-Brass in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

The gunmen were said to have made away with the 115-horsepower Yamaha outboard engine of the boat carrying 14 passengers and dispossessed them the passengers of their valuables.

This was disclosed by the Bayelsa chairman of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, Mr Ogoniba Ipigansi on Sunday, adding however that the passengers were left unhurt.

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“The gunmen dumped the driver and the passengers in the bush before carting away the outboard engine,’’ he said.

According to Ipigansi, a rescue team had been dispatched to the scene of the incident.

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