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One of many victims of the alleged taking pictures by a but to be recognized helicopter alongside Port Harcourt-Bonny waterways has narrated how the incident occurred.

This comes after a report {that a} pace boat plying the Port Harcourt-Bonny waterways with 5 passengers on board was reportedly attacked by a helicopter manned by some males in navy uniform.

Auwal Rufai, who spoke from his hospital mattress, stated they have been attacked round Dutch Island space inside Okrika axis of the river a couple of minutes after that they had simply taken off from the Port Harcourt jetty.

He stated the helicopter first hovered across the boat for some time earlier than an occupant went up with a rope after which bullets have been fired from the helicopter.

Rufai, who couldn’t talk in English, spoke by way of his brother who stated three out of 5 passengers sustained varied levels of accidents whereas two escaped by way of the river.

He stated, “They have been 5 contained in the boat, they noticed a helicopter within the air.

“Certainly one of them got here down with a rope and noticed the individuals contained in the boat and went again and the subsequent factor they noticed have been reigns of bullets inside.

“Three individuals have been shot, one in every of them on his legs.”

He nonetheless stated no one died within the incident.

In the meantime, an eyewitness stated some fishermen on one other boat have been capable of rescue these with bullet wounds and rushed them to hospital the place they’re at present receiving remedy.

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