Another attack has occurred in Bayelsa State, barely 24-hours after gunmen suspected to be pirates attacked a commercial boat en route Yenagoa, the state capital.
Two passengers including a pregnant woman were shot in the Thursday attack when the pirates attacked the boat travelling from Koluama to Yenagoa.
The fresh attack occurred on Friday morning by 8:45 a.m. as the suspected sea pirates attacked a commercial boat at Okobotuo area, along Akassa-Yenagoa waterways.
They carted away a 115 horsepower boat engine at Okobotuo Area along Akassa-Yenagoa waterways as they shot into the air, scaring residents who scampered into safety.
These incidents which occurred in quick succession has created fear amongst residents of the state.
The Commissioner of Police in the State, Don Awunah, who spoke with Channels Television blamed the attacks on insecurity on the waterway to the riverine topography of Bayelsa State.
As a predominantly riverine state with its unique security problems, the police boss spoke on the challenges of effectively policing the waterways.
He also called for calm amongst residents, saying he believes the collaborative efforts of all security outfits in the state will nib the ugly situation in the bud.