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Maritime workers, commuters cry out over rising cases of piracy

BY Samuel Oyadongha 
July 22nd 2014
BY Samuel Oyadongha
Yenagoa—Commuters and members of the Maritime Workers Union in Bayelsa State have expressed concern over the rising cases of violent attacks and killings by suspected pirates on the waterways of Nembe and Brass areas of the state.

The boat drivers, under the aegis of Maritime Workers Union, it was learnt, have concluded plans to meet and review the situation and possibly down tools over what they described as the “poor” security situation in the area.

According to sources, residents of the coastal communities of Brass and Nembe are troubled by the upsurge in sea piracy on the waterways, a development that is already affecting the turn out of commuters, many of whom have limited their travelling home for fear of being attacked by the hoodlums.

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Source: vanguardngr.com