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Vessel Which Was Hijacked By Pirates In Rivers Recovered By The Nigerian Navy

Rivers State Police Commissioner Francis Odesanya has handed over a vessel recovered within the state’s water channel to the owner. The vessel, Count Fleet, was reportedly stolen from its crew members by pirates last November.

It was, however, recovered by the Navy a few months ago and handed over to officials of the Marine Police for due process and hand over to the owner.

Odesanya handed over the ship to the owner, Ifeanyi Ajufor Ifeanyi, at a brief ceremony at the Abonnema Wharf in Port Harcourt, yesterday.

Addressing reporters after receiving the keys, Ifeanyi narrated how the vessel became missing: “This vessel was hired by a woman last November, but the captain and other crew members ran into pirates, who after robbing the vessel and its crew, stole it.

“But the crew members escaped and ran to the Navy who saved them. The naval officers have been looking for the vessel since then. The ship was recovered a few months ago. We have been processing the handover, which we complete today.”(yesterday).

He thanked the Navy and the Police for their efforts.

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