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Pirates kidnap 3 after gunbattle kills 4 armed military personnel

PortsandTerminal.com, January 5, 2020

Reporting indicates that the Oil Dredger AMBIKA, has been attacked when operating 3nm from the mouths of RAMOS river and 9nm east of the Forcados terminal off of the coast of Nigeria.

Dryad is reporting that a gunbattle occurred between the embarked security personnel on the AMBIKA and the pirates. After a heavy exchange of gunfire, the pirates were able to board the vessel and abducted 3 crew members (2 Russians and 1 Indian) leaving behind 5 crew members.  

It was also reported that 4 military armed personnel have been killed during the attack with two others injured.

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