By Our Reporter
Some criminals suspected to be sea pirates have diverted a fully loaded speedboat to an unknown destination along the Calabar river.
According to our sources, the boat which departed the Marina Safe Journey harbour, fully loaded with passenger in the morning were heading to Oron in Akwa Ibom State.
“the boat did not leave the Calabar river when the pirates ordered them to divert. We suspect that they have been taken to the creeks as we speak” a reliable source told our reporter.
Among the passengers is a naval rating our sources said.
“we have been calling the drivers phone number since morning. It is ringing but there is no response”
This paper also learnt that the kidnappers are yet to establish contact with families of the victims
As at the time of filling this report, about five naval gun boats is reportedly patrolling the waters in search of the victims and possible rescue.
One of the victims son in-law who did not want his name mentioned, told our reporter that he has been trying to reach his mother in-law since morning when the boat left Calabar without success. “We are worried. We hope that they will be rescued alive and well” he said.