Liberian Oil Tanker Hijacked Off Nigeria
- Niger Delta militant group has seized a vessel reportedly belonging to Liberia
- The group stated that it would decide over the fate of crew members until July 27
- The militants further appealed to other groups not to hold talks with President Buhari’s government
Some Niger Delta militants reported to have hijacked a vessel with Liberian flag along Bakassi Peninsula of Nigerian waterways, stating that the fate of the crew members will be decided and made known to the government before July 27.
Giving details of the seized vessel, the hijacker reportedly said, “The vessel has the following details (excluding crew onboard), MMSI: 636015354; IMO: 9113551; gross tonnage: 25,202; Country Flag, Liberia; Crude oil tanker and Pilot, Captain Marcus.”
“There is no time again for negotiation with any government, and no group, even the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) should not do that. Government should wait for us and expect more pipeline attack,” it added.
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