Pirates kidnapped 12 crew members of a Swiss vessel off the coast of Nigeria. The crew has workers from Philippines, Slovenia, Ukraine, Romania, Croatia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina, as Radio Liberty reports.
“The crew members were abducted on September 22 from the vessel that was traveling between the cities of Lagos and Port Harcourt,” the news agency reads.
On September 23, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) informed that seven of those abducted were from the Philippines and one from each of the other states.
“The 12 workers were still missing. Kidnapping for ransom is a common problem in parts of Nigeria,” the news agency reads.
As the news agency says, several foreigners were kidnapped in the last few years in the southern Niger Delta region.