Operatives of the marine division of the Rivers State Police Command, in a follow up on the attack of the men of the special protection unit that were attacked by sea pirates on 24th May, 2020 at Egelegele river in Degema Local Government Area . In a well converted operation last night arrested one Destiny Ubani male and 16 others who allegedly carried out the deadly act, where the men lost their arm and ammunitions.
The Police Public Relations Officer Mr. Nnamdi Omoni in a press statement said the suspects are currently helping the police and making useful confessions, while efforts have been intensified to arrest other members of the criminal gang, said to be responsible for the attacks on passengers along the Degema, Asari Toru and Akuku Toru waterways.
Mr. Omoni stated that the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Joseph Mukan is appealing to residents of Asari Toru, Akuku Toru and Degema Local Government Areas and other coastal communities to increase their security consciousness and assist the police with useful information that can lead to the arrest of the rampaging sea pirates terrorizing them, through the following security numbers: 1. 08032003514
While assuring them of his determination to rid the waterways of all manner of pirate attacks in the State.
Items recovered from the suspects includes, two AK 47 Magazines, different charms, gas cylinder, numerous handsets, fifty thousand naira and two speed boats used in the attack.