WORLD 10 Turkish sailors kidnapped off Nigerian coast freed

WORLD

10 Turkish sailors kidnapped off Nigerian coast freed

Xinhua

06:08, August 10, 2019

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ANKARA, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- The 10 Turkish sailors who were kidnapped by gunmen off the coast of Nigeria in July were freed on Friday, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

The sailors are all in good health, Anadolu said, without giving more details.

A Turkish-flagged ship was attacked on July 16 when sailing from Cameroon's Douala port to Abidjan port in Ivory Coast.

Ten of the 18 Turks aboard the ship were abducted by pirates suspected to be from Nigeria's volatile delta region, according to a local official.


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