Andy Essiet, Calabar
A foreign speed boat carrying safety equipments has been intercepted by suspected armed loyalists of Biafra Nations League, BnL along the Atabong East high sea in Idabato subdivision of Bakassi Peninsula in Gulf of Guinea.
The Biafra group had in early September threatened to impound or hijack all oil vessels operating in the region and the Gulf of Guinea as it set up a special intelligent unit known as ‘Red Wall of Silence” intelligent team to monitor vessels, oil activities in Bakassi Peninsula, Niger Delta and the Gulf of Guinea.
It was gathered that the boat was carrying cartons of helmet to deliver to oil company engineers when their boat came under attack at 11am in the morning of September 15.
However the militants fled and abandoned the boat when some Cameroon soldiers opened fire at them from a distance but they succeeded in carting away items taken were three cartons of safety helmet and some equipment.
The BnL Leader, Princewill Richards confirmed the incident but said, “I can’t tell if the militants are linked to BnL but what they did was a good step in the right direction because we have warned those looting our treasury in the name of drilling to back down, so I believed our warning has gone wide and everyone is acting on that” .
He reiterated that threat on oil vessells and others to stay clear the Gulf of Guinea remains as the BnL has vowed not to allow successful drilling of oil in the Gulf of Guinea