Six Kidnapped Cargo Crewmen Freed in Nigeria
Pirates have released six crew members of a container ship owned by a Germany company. The six were taken hostage last month when their cargo was attacked by the pirates off the south-eastern port of Onne. The circumstances of their release remains unclear.
Deutsche Welle, 12 November 2017
The six were abducted by an armed criminal gang in late October off the southeastern Nigerian coast. The circumstances of their release remains unclear. Read more »
The 'MV Demeter' was traveling on the waters near Port Harcourt when it was attacked.
Vanguard, 1 November 2017
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Guardian, 25 October 2017
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Leadership, 6 November 2017
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