Pirates kidnap 11 ship crew members off Nigerian coast

Gunmen Monday abducted eleven crew members of a ship under a German flag, Pomerenia Sky ship, off the Nigerian coast.

“Pirates came aboard and according to arrangements made by the radio station – they abducted part of the crew, including 8 Poles, 2 Filipinos and 1 Ukrainian,” Poland Radio station, Radio RMF FM, reported.

It added that although the Poland Ministry of Foreign Affairs was in contact with the shipowner, no confirmation has been done yet by the country’s government.

“In order to verify whether the unit was Polish citizens, the Poland Ministry of Foreign Affairs contacted the shipowner.”

“Nevertheless, due to the nature of the matter, the ministry will not provide further information at the moment,” the Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson said.

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