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Unidentified Helicopter Shoots Passenger Boat In Rivers

At least one person is reported to be in a critical condition after an unidentified helicopter shot at a passenger boat along the Port Harcourt – Bonny waterway in Rivers State on Thursday night.

Many were injured, but one person is reported to be in a critical situation after sustaining an injury which is believed to have affected his spinal cord.

An eyewitness who is a boat driver at the Bonny jetty in Port Harcourt, said that the local wooden boat was ferrying traders and their goods from Port Harcourt through Treasure Island to Bonny when it was targeted by the unidentified helicopter. While expressing shock over the incident, he said that the boat was conveying passengers and foodstuffs such as garri, rice and other items when they were attacked and everyone knows that is the route transporting foodstuff to Bonny.

No security agency has claimed responsibility and the police are yet to make any comment regarding the incident.

When contacted, a spokesman of the state Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, said that he had yet to get the report and asked to be called back again. Meanwhile, the spokesman of the 6 Division, Nigeria Army, Charles Ekeocha, did not pick calls put across to him and same with his counterpart in the Nigerian Air Force, Port Harcourt.

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6 Division Bonny Nnamdi Omoni Police Command

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