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2 seized in pirate attack off Nigeria, US official says - CNN International
Posted On 10/31/2013 14:56:34 by lagosadmin
In the Gulf of Guinea, he told CNN's "The Lead," slow-moving vessels servicing oil platforms are more vulnerable to attacks than cargo ships traveling off the coast of Somalia, another area that's drawn attention for maritime piracy. The Gulf of Guinea produces some 5.4 million barrels of oil a day, according to Chatham House. And about 30% of U.S. oil imports flow through the region, according to International Crisis Group.[Finish Article ]... Read More

Amnesty International report: Hundreds die in Nigerian custody - CNN...
Posted On 10/30/2013 18:56:54 by lagosadmin
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Search on for US mariners seized from C-Retriever off Nigeria coast - CNN
Posted On 10/25/2013 18:56:06 by lagosadmin
-- The Nigerian navy has yet to find two U.S. citizens kidnapped from an oilfield supply ship attacked this week in the piracy-plagued Gulf of Guinea off Africa's western coast, a spokesman said Friday. The Americans -- a captain and a chief engineer -- were kidnapped off the 221-foot oilfield supply ship C-Retriever. They remained missing amid a search-and-rescue effort led by the Nigerian navy, spokesman Kabir Aliyu, told cnn on Friday.[Finish Article ]... Read More

Government: Nigerian troops kill over 90 Boko Haram members - CNN...
Posted On 10/25/2013 18:56:04 by lagosadmin
-- More than 70 members of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram have been killed during a Nigerian military operation in the northeastern state of Borno, an Army spokesman told cnn on Friday. The military "remains on the offensive," according to Brig. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, who said the operation started Thursday and continued into the next day.[Finish Article ]... Read More

2 seized in pirate attack off Nigeria, US official says - CNN
Posted On 10/24/2013 12:56:04 by lagosadmin
-- Two mariners believed to be U.S. citizens have been taken from their U.S.-flagged ship following a pirate attack in the West African Gulf of Guinea, a U.S. official confirmed Thursday. The attack on the oil platform supply vessel C-Retriever happened Wednesday off the coast of Brass, Nigeria. Two crew members -- the captain and chief engineer -- were taken off the ship, the U.S. official said.[Finish Article ]... Read More

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