A mother watched in horror last week as sea pirates drowned her seven month old baby because of the money she concealed in sanitary pad.
The incident took place at. Effiat in Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State’s axis of the Gulf of Guinea.
The woman was one of the traders who were attacked in the council’s axis of Gulf of Guinea when the sea pirates attacked and seized five boats of traders loaded with crayfish and robbed occupants of their money.
When the pirates struck, the baby’s mother concealed her money in the baby’s sanitary pad.
When the pirates got to the woman, she told them that she has no money with her.
A search conducted by the pirates revealed the money concealed in the baby’s sanitary pad.
In annoyance, after collecting the money, the pirates threw the baby into the sea.
The chilling account of this horror film was presented as a matter of urgent public importance by a member representing Mbo State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Mr. Asuquo Ufuo, on Friday, 3rd July, 2015.
He stated that Mbo people had suffered untold hardship in the hands of sea pirates, who attacked them and other surrounding coastal communities in the state without restraint.
“Our people are living in fear. Sea pirates unleash mayhem on them at any given time. They cannot go to sea to fish; and at sea, the pirates will ambush them and dispossess them of money and whatever they can find on them. They also steal their outboard engines and boats.
“Most shocking is the woman, who upon sighting approaching militants/pirates decided to conceal her money in her baby’s sanitary pad.
“After the bandits had finished dispossessing residents of their money and were about to leave, they suddenly returned and asked the woman to surrender her money.
“The woman was said to have pleaded that there was no money with her, the pirates decided to conduct a thorough search and in the process, they discovered the concealed money. They took the baby from the mother and wickedly drowned the baby after taking the money,” he said.
The Speaker of the Akwa Ibom House of Assembly, Mr. Aniekan Uko, mandated the House Committee on Security to embark on investigation and report their findings to the House as quickly as possible for necessary action to be taken.