Sunday, 5 August 2012

Two naval guards killed, four foreigners kidnapped by pirates off Nigeria waters

Two Nigerian naval guards were killed while four foreigners were kidnapped by pirates when they attacked a ship being used by an oil servicing company in the waters off Niger delta, Nigeria. According to the Navy spokesman Commodore Kabir Aliyu, the foreigners are one Malaysian, one Iranian, a Thai and an Indonesian.
The attack took place around 33 nautical miles off the coast of Bonny, Nigeria's main oil export terminal. Netherlands-based Sea Trucks Group, whose boat Jascon was attacked, confirmed that four of its staff had been seized and that two other security guards were also wounded in the attack. The two remaining injured security personnel are now in Port Harcourt hospital for treatment. Sea Trucks Group is making every effort to find out where the kidnappers.

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