Sea Pirates rob Rev Sister, others, kidnap all male passengers in Calabar

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Unidentified gunmen have robbed and kidnapped passengers going from Calabar to Oron in Akwa Ibom state just few minutes when the left the Jetty in Calabar.

In a 30 seconds video obtained by Sunday Vanguard a female passenger raised the alarm while calling on security agencies to come to their rescue.

The female passenger whose face didn’t show in the video, made a passionate appeal for help, as they were left in the middle of nowhere according to her.

“Please if you guys are seeing this video on my status, we need help, just raise an alarm, I am going for a wedding in Akwa Ibom when we were robbed, the gunmen came and took all the men(male passengers) including the boat driver.

“We are just here with a Reverend Sister as well as other ladies, please we need help, we are across the sea, we are at the first branch from the pick up point(probably the Jetty),” the victim said.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Relations Officer, SP Irene Ugbo confirmed the incident adding that they have been rescued but was not clear on the number of persons who were rescued.

According to her, there was swift reaction from both the Nigeria Navy, Marine Police who gave the Pirates a hot chase, forcing them to abandon their victims.

An impeccable intelligence source also told Sunday Vanguard that the affected boat and passengers have been rescued as the kidnappers took off when they sighted Navy gunboats.

The source further revealed that although they were yet to account for two others persons that were in the boat but gave assurance that they will be rescued as well because they were on a hot pursuit of the pirates.