Saò Tomè and Principe fishermen rescued in Bayelsa coastal community

Brass—Two fishermen from Saò Tomè and Principe were on Sunday rescued by fishermen of Okpoama Kingdom in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State after they got lost in the Atlantic Ocean.

A statement by SP Asinim Butswat, Police Public Relations Officer Bayelsa State Command revealed that the Divisional Police Officer of Okpoama Division has already taken custody of the two fishermen.

According to the statement, “the two fishermen, Antonio Sabino ‘m’ 52 years and Osorio Pires ‘m’ 41 years from Neves in Saô Tomē and Principe got lost in the Atlantic Ocean for five days” before being rescued.

“The Police authorities have established contact with a coast guard officer from Saô Tomē and Principe and are making a concerted effort to reunite them with their family,” the statement reads in part.

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