Monday, August 6, 2012
Pirates kill 2 and kidnap 4 off coast of Nigeria
On Saturday two Nigerian naval guards were murdered and four staff were kidnapped off the Jascon, a ship owned by Sea Trucks Group, 33 nautical miles off the coast of Bonny, a Nigerian oil export terminal.
“An oil servicing company was attacked by gunmen. We lost two of our men and four expatriates were abducted, one Malaysian, one Iranian," said Navy spokesman Commodore Kabir Aliyu to Reuters. He said a Thai and an Indonesian were also taken. Two other security guards were wounded and have been hospitalized.
The West African Gulf of Guinea is second only to Somalia in terms of the risk of pirate attacks. Nigerian pirates usually release crew after the ship is looted.
For more of the Reuters story: reuters.com
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