Pirates on the territorial waters of Nigeria have abducted seven Russian sailors and one Ukrainian according to the Russian Embassy tweet.
“The BBC Caribbean ship came under a pirate attack in the territorial waters of Nigeria.” Russian Embassy in Nigeria reported on Wednesday
The Russian embassy requested the Nigerian authorities to assist in establishing the whereabouts of the kidnapped foreigners.
According to Russia News Agency TASS, Maritime Herald on Tuesday said the general cargo ship BBC Caribbean was attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea 45 nautical miles south-west off Brass, Nigeria.
Armed men on a motor skiff opened fire on the cargo ship near Pennington Oil Terminal at Nigerian Delta.
“All necessary measures are being taken to find out where the kidnapped Russian sailors are at the moment.” Said the embassy’s spokesman Artyom Romanov according to TASS
Tass further reports that on November 27, 2016 three Russian sailors were taken hostage from Saronic Breeze ship in the territorial waters of Benin and freed on December 20th.