Nine Nigerians Abducted on Norwegian oil ship by Pirates

Pirates attacked a Norwegian vessel off the coast of Nigeria on Thursday came under attack at 03:20 GMT and kidnapped nine Nigerian nationals onboard, the ship’s Norwegian owner said.

At the time of the attack, the Sendje Berge was working at the Okwori oilfield on behalf of China’s Addax Petroleum.

The Gulf of Guinea, which includes the Nigerian coast, has in recent years been the scene of a growing number of who loot ships or kidnap crews or passengers for ransom.

Reports are there has been no news on the nine Nigerians since they were taken, but nobody remaining on board the ship had been hurt.

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