A local passenger boat traveling from Port Harcourt to Bonny in Rivers State was allegedly shot at by an unidentified Helicopter.

There were casualties, according to eye witnesses at the Bonny-Nembe waterside in Port Harcourt, where the boat took off.

While expressing his disbelief at the incident, he explained that the boat was transporting passengers and food.

“A chopper or, as I’ll call it, a flying helicopter, just came behind the local boat that just departed here to Bonny, within the Treasure Island region, and started shooting at the wooden boat.

“According to the information we received from a boat driver, the boat was carrying passengers. Foodstuffs including garri, rice, and other goods were also on board.

“Everyone knows that is the route transporting foodstuff to Bonny. Some people died in the boat,” he claimed

When the  spokesman for the state Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni,  was called, he  claimed he hadn’t received the information yet and urged our source  to call back later.

Charles Ekeocha, spokesman for the Nigerian Army 6th Division, did not respond to our reporter’s calls, as did his counterparts in Port Harcourt of the Nigerian Air Force, at the time of this report.