The Nigerian Navy says it was working with Interpol to trace and rescue 12 crew members abducted from a Swiss cargo ship sailing on the country's waters.
Navy spokesman Ayo Olugbode said several agencies are working on a joint search operation to locate the crew kidnapped Saturday.
They were aboard the Swiss-owned MV Glarus carrying wheat while sailing from Lagos to Port Harcourt in southern Nigeria.
The crew members are nationals of Philippines, Slovenia, Ukraine, Romania, Croatia, and Bosnia, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency said in a statement released to Reuters news agency.
William Asanvo, a security analyst with the South Africa-based Institute for Security Studies spoke to WADR’s Adolphus Mawolo about this latest pirate attack.