Pirates at the weekend, reportedly terrorized passenger boats along the Sabatoru-Igweta-Iwoama-Nembe route on the Nembe Creek in the Bayelsa East senatorial district, dispossessing them of their cash and other valuables.
At least 10 passenger boats were raided by the hoodlums who carted away some of the engines leaving their victims stranded.
Reports have it that the Nembe-Brass waterways in the East senatorial district had become vulnerable to pirate attacks, worsening the plight of commuters to the coastal enclave as a result.
It was gathered that the victims who sailed from the Ogbia jetty were travelling to Nembe for a burial ceremony when they were attacked some nautical miles from their destination.
Although the hoodlums went as far as pouring fuel on some of their victims and threatening to set them ablaze if they didn’t let go of their valuables, no life was lost in the attack.