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10 Turkish sailors abducted off Nigeria released

Turkish sailors were kidnapped on July 16 by gunmen

Sibel Uğurlu   | 09.08.2019
10 Turkish sailors abducted off Nigeria released

LAGOS, Nigeria 

Ten Turkish sailors who were kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria, were released on Friday.

On July 16, at least 10 Turkish sailors traveling aboard the Ivory Coast-bound Turkish ship Paksoy-1 were abducted off Nigeria.

The ship is operated by Kadioglu Maritime and had 18 crew on board when it was attacked by pirates suspected to be from Nigeria's volatile delta region, according to a local official.

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