Many Feared Dead as Unknown Helicopter Shoots Passenger Boat in Rivers, Nigeria

Unknown helicopter has reportedly shot at a local passenger boat travelling from Port Harcourt to Bonny in Rivers State, Nigeria

There are fears of casualties, with some occupants severely injured and rushed to the hospital.

Reports from an eye witnesses at the Bonny-Nembe waterside where the boat took off from in Port Harcourt confirmed that there were casualties, he added that the boat conveyed passengers and foodstuff.

“The local boat that just left here to Bonny, within the Treasure Island area, a chopper or I will call it a flight helicopter, just came behind, went very low and started shooting at the wooden boat

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“From the information we got from a boat driver, there were passengers in the boat. The boat also contained foodstuff such as garri, rice and other items.

“Everyone knows that is the route transporting foodstuff to Bonny. Some people died in the boat,” he claimed

When contacted, a spokesman of the state Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, said that he had yet to get the report and asked our correspondent to call back later.

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