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Niger Delta militants release 10 Turkish sailors kidnapped in July 

The ten Turkish sailors kidnapped on July 16, 2019 by Nigeria’s Niger Delta militants have been released. The 10 sailors were bound for Ivory Coast aboard a container...

workers kidnapped in Rivers 

5 oil workers kidnapped in Rivers 

No fewer than five oil workers have been kidnapped by gunmen within the Oil Mining Lease (OML) -55 operated by an indigenous oil company, Belemaoil Producing Limited in...

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Pirates release 6 seafarers kidnapped off Cotonou in Nigeria 

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) on Thursday confirmed the release of six seafarers kidnapped off one of its ships, the MSC Mandy, off Cotonou, Benin Republic in...

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MSC to negotiate release of crew kidnapped off Cotonou 

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) said it is setting up a team to negotiate with the pirates who kidnapped six Russian sailors from one if its containerships, the MSC...

Liberian-flagged container ship, the Pomerenia Sky

Niger Delta pirates release crew kidnapped from ship in October

By Godspower Edoza  The 11 crew kidnapped by pirates from a container ship off the coast of Nigeria on October 27, 2018 including eight Polish nationals, have been...

Police arrest alleged kidnappers of Customs officer

How we kidnapped Customs officer, disposed of victim’s body – Suspects

By Godspower Edoza Some of the seven notorious kidnappers of an Assistant Comptroller of Customs, Justina Tanko, arrested by operatives of Inspector General of...

MV Pomerania Sky

Navy moves to free crew of boxship kidnapped in Niger Delta 

The Nigerian Navy said its men have begun an investigation and search and rescue operation for the 11 crew of MV Pomerania Sky, a container ship. The men were kidnapped...

NIMASA DG Dakuku Peterside

NIMASA vows to rescue sailors kidnapped from Swiss cargo ship

By Godspower Edoza  The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) said on Monday that it was working to find and free 12 crew members of a...

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Gulf of Guinea: 102 seafarers kidnapped in six months 

The number of crew members taken hostage increased from 63 in the first half of 2017 to 102 in the first half of 2018, the second quarterly report from the ICC...

Piracy: Shipowners lament high cost of security on Nigerian waters 

11 seamen kidnapped in Niger Delta alive, says firm

By Godspower Edoza  The eleven crew members that were taken hostage by pirates from FWN Rapide off Port Harcourt, Nigeria, on April 21, are alive and together,...

Four killed, others injured as Customs officers go on rampage

Customs officer kidnapped during clash with smugglers

A Customs officer, Rasheed Abdulsalam, attached to the Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, Lagos, was last Saturday kidnapped after a fierce clash with smugglers. Some of...

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Two NDDC contractors kidnapped in Bayelsa

By Godspower Edoza Suspected gunmen on Tuesday kidnapped two contractors working on one of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) projects in Otuogiri community,...

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