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Mystery over military helicopter shooting local boat in Rivers



The people of Rivers State have cried out over a mysterious suspected military helicopter shooting at local boat in the state on Thursday.

Congress gathered that a local passenger boat travelling from Port Harcourt to Bonny in Rivers State was shot by a strange military helicopter.

The incident took place on Thursday evening , leading to the killing of supected number of persons and wounding of several others.

A community source who said the boat took off at the Bonny-Nembe waters in Port Harcourt, insisted that there were dead casualties.

The source, who spoke in confidence, disclosed that the boat was conveying passengers and foodstuff.

He 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 start shootings the wooden boat.

“From the information we got from a boat driver, there were passengers in the boat. The boat also contained foodstuff like garri, rice and other items.

“Everyone knows that is the route for transporting foodstuff to Bonny. Some people died in the boat”.

When contacted, Rivers Police spokesman, Nnamdi Omoni said he was yet to get the report and promised to verify the matter.