NIGERIA – State of insecurity/piracy in Bonny

State Of Insecurity/Sea Piracy In Bonny: Concerned Indigenes Vow To Stop NLNG Boats, Accuse Security Of Complicity

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Concerned indigenes of Bonny under the aegis of Bonny Stakeholders Vanguard (BSV) have threatened to shut down movement, and boat shuttles of Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company (NLNG) should the deplorable security situation in Bonny Island continue unabated, without security intervention.

The group who gave this indication has also accused security agencies especially the Police, Marine Police and Navy of complicity in protecting perpetrators of crime and violence on the Island.

Spokesperson of the group, Elder Igoni Hailsham, during a press conference in Port Harcourt said one would have expected the police to openly condemn, investigate and bring to book perpetrators of such crimes rather than open their arms to embrace criminal accomplices, a clandestine move that stinks to high heaven

Hence, they are calling on the Inspector General of Police, and the Chief of Naval Staff to investigate why the police shield criminals and the Navy and marine police have refused to act on the wave of sea piracy on the Island, expressing concerns that those who are allegedly involved in various degrees of criminality and gun-running on the Island are continuously shielded from public prosecution by criminally minded security operatives.

Elder Igoni explained, “we have evidence of cult activities on the Island by two rival groups, the Icelanders and Greenish. According to him, on October 1st, two members of the Icelanders were seen shooting live ammunition in the air, leaving used bullets littered around the floor. Reports were made to the relevant security agencies in the LGA, but no action to date has been taken. Presently the security is aware that one of the persons involved with this shooting and disturbance of public peace is taking refuge in Oguede one of the suburbs in Bonny but has deliberately refused to go for him.


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