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10 Turkish sailors abducted off Nigeria

Pirates seize 10 men from Paksoy-I cargo vessel

Felix Nkambeh Tih   | 16.07.2019
10 Turkish sailors abducted off Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria 

Pirates have attacked a Turkish cargo vessel off Nigeria, kidnapping 10 sailors, according to a source who asked not be named due to restrictions to speak to the media.

The Paksoy-I vessel which had 18 crew members was attacked late Monday off the West African country.

The identity of the abducted Turkish sailors has not yet been published.

Meanwhile, Turkey's ruling AK Party spokesman Omer Celik said foreign ministry and intelligence services were 'intensely working' on the issue.

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