Kidnapping on a Passenger Boat, Nigeria
Issued: 10 months, 4 weeks ago
Date Reference Region Category Aggressors Source
26 Jun 2023 - 17:00 CW Alert 020- (Jun 23) West Africa Maritime incident TBC CLOSED SOURCE
It has been reported that eight oil workers have been kidnapped off a passenger boat while underway through the Lagos Lagoon from the Lekki region towards Tin Can Island, Nigeria. The boat was boarded by a number of perpetrators who forced them onto their vessel and fled the scene. The passenger boat was later found at a jetty in Ikorodu, North-east of Lagos Lagoon. Police have confirmed the incident and have launched a manhunt for the suspected gunmen. UPDATE: It has been confirmed that the eight oil workers were released on the evening of 2nd July 2023.
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