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Pirates Attack Tanker, Kidnap 13 Foreigners In Lagos

Thirteen foreigners were kidnapped on Friday after an attack on a food tanker in the Gulf of Guinea, south of Lagos State.

The Curacao Trader was sailing from Lome, the capital of Togo, to an undefined port when eight armed pirates approached the ship and boarded it.

The occurrence, which occurred around 12 pm on July 17, prompted 13 out of the 19 group individuals being hijacked, as indicated by 

The vessel team comprised of residents of Russia and Ukraine. 

The government offices of Ukraine and the UK in Nigeria have set up contact with the proprietor of the boat and its administrator and are likewise explaining the conditions of the assault, said Maxym Kovalenko, Head of the Crisis Management Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. 

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"Among the caught mariners are 4 residents of Ukraine," Kovalenko included.

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