"The government acknowledges that on Tuesday Nov. 16, 2010 at around 10:15 p.m, heavily armed pirates on board two speed boats within the Bakassi region, carried out an attack on Moudi ship which was transporting petroleum products for Pecten Perenco Company,"
"While patrolling the area, three Cameroonian officers belonging to the Delta BIR (Rapid Response Unit, specialized in fighting against organized crime) on board Sufer Moungo 7 boat, attempted to intercept the pirates' boats," the minister added.
Without giving further details on the identity of the assailants (well-placed sources had claimed that they belonged to the
He said the pirates were pushed back thanks to the reinforcement from the rear base of the Cameroonian defense forces deployed in the region after the handover of Bakassi by
Rich in oil, natural gas and fish resources, this peninsula is always characterized by attacks from Nigerian pirates who take hostages and attack the Cameroonian army as well as petroleum establishments by multinational companies.