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Militants launch deadly attack on oil ship, kill sailor

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By Anita Godfrey

Suspected militants launched a deadly attack on a foreign oil ship carrying oil equipment on Sunday morning near Bakassi waters, which was controlled by Cameroon military forces.

It was learnt that one of the sailors was hit by a stray bullet during the attack on the vessel.

According to a report by the Daily post that some security personnel who followed the boat reportedly abandoned the boat and fled when the militants opened fire at the boat.

Source insinuated that the militants could be loyalists of the Biafra Nations League, BNL, mostly found around the Bakassi maritime creeks.

The source added that the foreign boat was said to be moving towards the maritime border area with Nigeria.

The incident reportedly happened at Archibong town, Isangele subdivision of Bakassi Peninsula on the side of Cameroon but they were unable to hijack the boat as intended.

Recall, oil in the Bakassi Peninsula is jointly explored by Nigeria and Cameroon by the Green Tree Agreements which ceded part of the Peninsula to Cameroon.

Reacting on his Facebook page, the leader of BNL, Princewill Richards stated he met with leaders in Bakassi Peninsula and called for collaboration between stakeholders to stem the rising insecurity in the region.

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