At least ten Turkish sailors have reportedly been kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria.
The ship, managed by the company Kadioglu Denizcilik, was raided by “pirates” who disrupted the vessel’s electric system and abducted ten of the more senior crew members, including the first captain. The remaining eight crew-members managed to escaped with the ship and dock in Ghana. Ghana’s military reportedly helped guide the ship in once it entered their territorial waters.
The company has reportedly not yet been contacted by the pirates for a possible ransom.