Pirates kidnap Russian sailors
MOSCOW: Six crew members of the MSC Mandy vessel, kidnapped by pirates off Benin’s coast, held Russian citizenship, the Russian Embassy in Benin said yesterday.
“The attackers have taken six people, including the captain of the vessel, as hostages, and have escaped. All the kidnapped people are Russian citizens,” the embassy posted on Facebook.
The Russian Embassy in Nigeria said it was co-operating with local authorities to rescue the abducted crew members. The rest of the vessel’s crew were not in danger, the embassy said. |