Robbers and pirates regularly target locals as well as ex-pat oil workers.
The Rivers State Deputy Governor, Dr Ipalibo Harry Banigo, has enjoined security operatives in the state, particularly the Marine Police, to check the renewed activities of pirates on sea routes in the state, especially the Port Harcourt-Bonny axis.
Banigo, in a statement through her Press Secretary, Paul Damgbor, said recent activities of pirates on the waterways have continued to undermine riverine transportation, which is critical to the economy of the state.
The deputy governor stressed the urgent need for security agents operating on the waterways to beef up their surveillance in order to rid the creeks of criminal elements.
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Security and Risk Report 15/03/23
MAST’s security report issue 365 is available to read now. In the Gulf of Guinea, two incidents have been reported in the period observed. Nigeria’s