A 30 seconds video currently in circulation shows how unknown gunmen kidnapped boat passengers travelling from Calabar to Oron in Akwa Ibom State.
The incident happened a few minutes after the travellers left the jetty in Calabar.
A female passenger in the boat raised the alarm and called on security agencies to rescue them as they were left adrift at sea.
According to her, “Please if you guys are seeing this video on my status, we need help, just raise an alarm, I am going for a wedding in Akwa Ibom when we were robbed. The gunmen came and took all the men including the boat driver.
“We are just here with a Reverend Sister as well as other ladies. Please we need help, We are across the sea, we are at the first branch from the pickup point.”
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Irene Ugbo confirmed the incident, adding that the victims have been rescued but weren’t sure of the number rescued.
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