Koluama community in Southern Ijaw area of Bayelsa state are crying out that robbers have taken over the waterways in the area, calling on Nigerian government to intensify security efforts in the area in order to check the activities of the sea pirates.
Sahara Reporters said that former militant leader, Reuben Wilson, alias General Pastor Reuben, has said that the attacks have become unbearable and the people are worried that it may lead to bloody confrontations between angry youths of affected communities and the sea pirate gangs.

Reuben said:

“Five boat engines are stolen daily by these pirates and they have stopped fishermen from work out of fear of being attacked and killed,” Reuben said in a statement he issued on Thursday, October 6.
“traditional rulers have abandoned their roles of deliberating over the affairs of their people for fear be robbed, kidnapped, or killed along the waterways by the sea pirates.”