Nigeria: Two naval ratings killed

Two naval ratings have been killed by sea pirates in Oron, Akwa Ibom State, it was learnt yesterday.

The killings were said to have occurred when the sea pirates were operating on the high sea and dispossessing passengers coming from Calabar in Cross River State of their belongings.

Eyewitnesses said the sea pirates stumbled on the naval officers, who are members of the Joint Task force, patrolling the high sea and shot them.

Commercial activities on the sea route of Oron and the popular international market at the beach were disrupted as a result of the incident.


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