11 corpses found in Rivers abandoned boat

About 11 corpses were said to have been discovered in an abandoned boat in Jerusalem Creek, near Ke Clan in Degema Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The victims were suspected to have been killed by pirates operating along the waterways in the area. The bodies, were discovered on Sunday by some security personnel, who were on patrol along the waterways.

One AK-47 rifle was said to have been recovered from the boat, but the corpses had yet to be identified as of the time of filing this report.

Report has it that a group of suspected pirates, who were close to the boat where the corpses were seen, fled the scene immediately the security personnel began to advance towards them.

Meanwhile, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, stated that the report was yet to be verifiable.

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