Nigerian Pirates Abduct Five Sailors From Ship In Calabar

L-R: Assistant  Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Abdulkadir Azarema, Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) Deputy Comptroller  General, Enforcement, Investigation and Inspection, Aminu Dangaladima and Area Controller of Tin Can Island Port, Yusuf Bashar inspecting the fresh round of 470 pump action riffles at Tin  Can Island Port in Lagos last week.            INSET: Some of the seized arms

Five persons have been abducted from a merchant vessel in the vicinity of Parrot Island, Calabar, Nigeria, the UK-based security brokerage Asket said. The incident occurred in the evening hours of September 18.As informed, four speed boats attacked the unnamed ship, abducting the men.Separately, Dryad Maritime confirmed the incident to World Maritime News.In addition, a representative from International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre said that investigations into the incident are ongoing.However, no other details are available at the moment.“Mariners are advised to exercise caution in this area,” according to Asket.