In Nigeria, pirates released a Chinese ship crew a month later
The crew of a Chinese ship in Nigeria was released by pirates after paying a large ransom.
According to the International News Agency, in the first week of February in Nigeria, a Chinese fishing ship was attacked by pirates and 14 crew members were abducted and left on an island.
After a month of negotiations between the pirates and the Nigerian government, the hostages were released today for 300,000.
The hijackers included six Chinese, three Indonesians, four Nigerians and a Gabon national.
Nigerian military spokesman Lt. Col. Muhammad Yahya said the pirates sent the released crew back on a Chinese fishing boat after paying a ransom.
It should be noted that kidnappings for ransom of ships have become common in the Gulf of Guyana, especially the sea route from Senegal to Angola has become unsafe.