Pirates Behead Two Naval Ratings On Calabar-Oron Bound Boat

In Breaking News, National News, Reports

By Sylvia Eta

Rear Admiral Usman O. Jibrin, Chief Of Naval Staff
Rear Admiral Usman O. Jibrin, Chief Of Naval Staff

Two naval ratings were at the weekend reportedly beheaded by sea pirates on the high sea along the Calabar-Oron waterways, in Akwa Ibom State.

CrossRiverWatch gathered that while a gang of armed pirates operating on the sea noticed that two of the passengers in the Calabar-Uyo bound commercial boat they were robbing are naval ratings serving with the Joint Task Force patrolling the route, they immediately went berserk and pounced on them, beheading them and disposing their bodies before escaping.

Attempts to speak with naval authorities at the NNS Victory base in Calabar were not yet successful as calls to the telephone number of the Commander were not going through at the time of filing this report.

But CrossRiverWatch gathered from some of the survivors of the incident who did not want to be named that there is palpable tension at the naval base in Oron over the incident.

Authorities are said to be searching for the bodies of the deceased while a manhunt is underway for the criminals.

It will be recalled that the navy in recent years have worked relentlessly to curtail the nefarious activities of criminal gangs in the gulf of guinea and have achieved commendable feats.

follow us on twitter @crossriverwatch

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism

CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.


New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here

Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On CrossRiverWatch.com Today

You may also read!

UNICAL Security Arrest Two Thieves, Recover Items

By News Agency of Nigeria The security operative in the University of Calabar has arrested two thieves who stole


Recurring Boundary Disputes In Cross River: Issues And Perspective (Part 1)

Hello, and welcome to Episode 3 of X-Raying The River on CrossRiverWatch TV. My name is Jonathan Abang Ugbal.


CRUTECH Resumes Today, Gets New DVCs And Media Team

By Jonathan Ugbal The Cross River University of Technology has commenced academic activities after about 300 days of lull


Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now