Friday, October 25, 2013

TWO Americans kidnapped off Nigerian Coast

pirates ship that kidnapped two Americans
The US Embassy in Nigeria has confirmed the kidnap of two American sailors off Nigeria’s coast.
Pirates operating off Nigeria’s coastal waters on Wednesday attacked an oil vessel and took the two Americans hostage.
The abduction was confirmed by the Information Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, Rhonda Ferguson-Augustus, who explained that the Embassy would soon release a statement on the kidnap.
The U.S.-flagged oil export vessel, C-Retriever, was said to have been a target by the pirates in the Gulf of Guinea, which has in recent times become notorious for such incidents.

The captain and chief engineer of C-Retreiver attacked on Wednesday morning were reportedly abducted by the pirates aboard the oil vessel owned by Louisiana-based Edison Chouest Offshore.
The spokesperson of the Nigerian Navy, Kabiru Aliyu, said though the command was yet to receive any formal report of the kidnap of the Americans, it has however issued directives to its operatives to ensure that they search for and effect the rescue of the affected persons.
Mr. Aliyu said it was difficult for the agency to know the exact location the incident took place off Nigeria’s coast.

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