Suspected sea pirates struck again in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta Delta state, robbing market women of money and foodstuff, over the weekend.
Sunday Vanguard gathered that following the incessant attacks in recent months, the Delta Waterways Security Committee, DWSC, Warri, was already liaising with the Burutu Local Government Council and security agencies to checkmate the menace of the hoodlums.
A source disclosed, yesterday, “The sea pirates attacked a boat from Okwagbe, which was carrying market women and dispossessed them of foodstuff and money running into millions of naira.”
“The pirates trailed the boat after closure of market to a link creek, they shot sporadically into the air and took every money that was in the possession of the traders.
“However, no one was shot but the traders were molested. The Burutu vigilance group went on a rescue mission, but the pirates had finished operation and left before their arrival, none of them was arrested,” he added.
He asserted, “As I speak to you now, the vigilance group is on red alert to track down the pirates, but the gunmen are nowhere to be found.”