Helicopter Shoots At Wooden Boat In Rivers, Many Feared Dead

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike

Many persons have been feared killed when a helicopter opened fire on a local passenger boat travelling from Port Harcourt to Bonny in Rivers State.

The boat was said to have taken off from Bonny-Nembe waterside before the unfortunate incident.

A man, who preferred anonymity but witnessed the boat leaving the waterside, said, “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.”

Neither the police, Army nor Airforce has confirmed the attack.

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