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Nigerian pirates kidnapped 17 Chinese and Ukrainian sailors in Cameroon

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A total of 17 Chinese and Ukrainian sailors were abducted yesterday when two merchant ships attacked by Nigerian pirates in Cameroon waters, sources said Friday.

“Seventeen Chinese and Ukrainian sailors were abducted and nine of them are Chinese abducted from one of the ships,” a spokesman at the port of Douala told AFP.

A Cameroonian security official who declined to be identified confirmed the information.

The kidnapping was reported yesterday by Cameroon’s naval sources and the country’s port services, but they have no further details.

Navy sources said the kidnappers were likely ‘Nigerian pirates’ and security forces have launched a search operation.

Read also: 10 Turkish sailors taken captive released from Nigeria

Adil Ghaffar
Adil Ghaffar
Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services' industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Microsoft Word, Accounting, and Team Building. Strong business development professional with an ACA focused in Accounting and Finance from institute of chartered accountants of Pakistan. Contact: [email protected]

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