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Russia’s embassy to Nigeria looking into abduction of Russian sailor

February 25, 9:40 UTC+3 RABAT
On Wednesday, the AP news agency said that pirates abducted a Russian national who was a crew-member aboard an oil supply ship
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RABAT, February 25. /TASS/. Russia’s Embassy to Nigeria is dealing with the situation around the abduction of a Russian national from the Bourbon oil supply ship off Nigeria’s coast, Embassy’s Communications Officer Artyom Romanov told TASS.

"Russia’s embassy is in contact both with Nigerian authorities and the ship owner," he said.

On Wednesday, the AP news agency said that pirates abducted a Russian national who was a crew-member aboard an oil supply ship.

The Bourbon ship owned by a French company was hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea but the crew managed to send a distress call. Nigeria’s navy assaulted the ship and rescued most of the crew. However, the hijackers got away with two hostages.

"The Nigerian Navy says it has rescued a hijacked offshore oil supply ship but pirates escaped with two crew members from Russia and Nigeria," the AP said.

The Bourbon ship is moored at one of the Nigerian ports.

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