“ABUJA, April 21 (Reuters click for the whole article) – Gunmen in Nigeria attacked an oil tanker off the coast of the Niger Delta on Tuesday, kidnapping the ship’s captain and chief engineer…The vessel Ilena Mercan, chartered by French oil company Total, was attacked on its way to Onne port in Nigeria’s southeastern Rivers state…
Attacks on oil vessels are common off the Niger Delta, home to Africa’s biggest oil and gas industry. More than 200 foreigners have been kidnapped in the delta over the past three years, most were released unharmed after a ransom payment.”
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