Pirates Attack Agip Tugboat, Kidnap Captain In Bayelsa

Pirates Attack Agip Tugboat, Kidnap Captain In Bayelsa

By Eseme MacDonald | Associate Editor on October 27, 2014
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An Agip oil company tugboat carrying some unspecified items to the company’s Brass terminal in Brass Local Government Area was on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at about 10 am, attacked by some assailants suspected to be pirates along Bayelsa State waterways.

After the attack, the gunmen allegedly kidnapped the captain of the tugboat identified as Famous Abrakata to an unknown destination.

The hoodlums were also said to have blocked the tugboat, which was coming from Onne in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, at an area called Juju Fish Town along Nembe-Brass waterways, Punch reports.

While narrating the incident, a security source who preferred anonymity revealed that the hoodlums made away with some valuable items of the victims including a cash sum of N150, 000.

He said, “The pirates again attacked a tugboat which was also taking some items to Brass for Agip. In the process, they abducted the captain of the tugboat. It happened at Juju fishing settlement.

“The name of the tugboat is MV Graceland. It was coming from Onne in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and heading for Brass. So, the captain of the tugboat was abducted.

“The captain’s name is Famous Abrakata. They dispossessed the crew member of their money and other valuables. They collected N150, 000.”

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