Nigerian Navy foil attempted kidnap attempt from a tug in Rivers State, Nigeria
Issued: 5 months, 1 week ago
Date Reference Region Category Aggressors Source
3 Nov 2023 - 23:01 CW Alert 005- (Nov 23) West Africa General alert Possible Pirates CLOSED SOURCE
It is reported that a tug towing a barge on the Andoni River, close to Asamara, Rivers State, Nigeria was boarded by perpetrators 'disguised' as pipeline surveillance workers (exact time not specified). They kidnapped the tug captain but the Nigerian Navy reacted to live intelligence on the incident and the perpetrators fled into undergrowth where they abandoned the Captain who was subsequently rescued. Two of the suspected kidnappers were arrested during the incident.
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