Author Topic: Nigeria: Pirates hijack gunboat, kidnap workers  (Read 228 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline internet police

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1518
    • View Profile
Nigeria: Pirates hijack gunboat, kidnap workers
« on: October 28, 2014, 02:57:37 PM »
Loading...


Nigeria's military says pirates in the country's oil-rich Niger Delta hijacked a police gunboat, killed three officers and kidnapped six local oil workers.

Joint Task force spokesman Mustapha Anka says the gunboat and police were escorting a barge-load of oil for the Nigerian Agip Oil Company, which was not attacked.

The attack happened on Friday on the Barbara River in southern Bayelsa state, Anka told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

The day before, the Bayelsa police command reported that six Nigerians working for Agip were kidnapped by pirates. Oil workers usually are held for ransom and released unharmed.

Piracy in Nigeria is aimed at oil theft and kidnapping for ransom and cost the nation some $131m in the past three years, according to the Contemporary Maritime Piracy Database.



 

Soldiers from Chad killed 207 Boko Haram in Nigeria-Chad Soldiers To The Rescue

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 506
Last post February 26, 2015, 02:27:17 AM
by mastercode
Nigeria Police Force To Withdraw Police Officers From Politicians, Others

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 378
Last post February 16, 2015, 06:12:57 PM
by internet police
Nigeria Fuel crisis nears end as oil marketers,govt agree to restore fuel supply

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 239
Last post May 26, 2015, 04:34:32 PM
by internet police
US Legislature tells Nigeria military-You lack Training&Needs Training, not arms

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 203
Last post August 05, 2015, 05:07:41 PM
by mastercode
100 Easiest Ways To Make Big Money, Save More Money & Spend Less In Nigeria Now!

Started by Tony1980

Replies: 0
Views: 255
Last post November 03, 2015, 05:55:07 PM
by Tony1980
President Buhari remains Nigeria's president whether home or abroad ? Presidency

Started by yungcrux

Replies: 0
Views: 192
Last post March 14, 2016, 09:09:17 AM
by yungcrux
Nigeria Celebrate 57th Indepedence , Buhari Visits Maiduguri To Celebrate

Started by Nairaland

Replies: 0
Views: 360
Last post October 02, 2017, 12:36:37 AM
by Nairaland
President Obama reaffirms readiness to work with Nigeria President elect buhari

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 241
Last post April 16, 2015, 02:51:33 PM
by admin
United States relaxes arms embargo, begins to send arms to Nigeria

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 226
Last post August 17, 2015, 10:54:35 AM
by mastercode
Buhari's Attack must stop, his failure is Nigeria?s failure ? Igbo group warns

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 260
Last post September 03, 2015, 12:41:28 AM
by internet police