A source, who spoke in confidence said: “We arrested one of the pirates. He is their driver. His name is Dan Clifford George. One of the passengers that was attacked and escaped identified him”.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the development said police had launched manhunt on other fleeing members of the gang.
He said: “I can confirm the incident that happened on Bonny river. Daniel Clifford George from Asarama in Andoni Local Government Area. He is on the police wanted list. He was arrested alongside others.
“We have also gone after the others that fled. They are helping us in getting information. They are members of a gang of pirates terrorizing the Bonny River”.