7 Rus­sian sailors, 1 Ukrainian kid­napped in Nige­rian wa­ters

Cape Breton Post - - WORLD -

WARRI, Nige­ria — Seven Rus­sian sailors and a Ukrainian have been kid­napped from a cargo ship in Nige­rian wa­ters, the Rus­sian em­bassy in the West African na­tion said Wed­nes­day. The kid­nap­pings come less than three months af­ter three Rus­sians were taken hostage off a ship in Nige­rian wa­ters and freed weeks later. The Rus­sian em­bassy posted mes­sages on so­cial me­dia say­ing Nige­rian au­thor­i­ties have been asked to help lo­cate the vic­tims. It did not give the day of the kid­nap­ping, say­ing only that the men were taken off the BBC Caribbean, a cargo ves­sel owned by Dutch com­pany Briese Ship­ping B.V. and flagged in An­tigua and Bar­buda. Nige­ria’s navy and po­lice re­fused to com­ment.

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