Pirates Kidnap Two U.S. Sailors Off Nigerian Coast: Sources | Washington Free Beacon

ABUJA/LONDON (Reuters) – Pirates have attacked an oil supply vessel off the Nigerian coast and kidnapped the captain and chief engineer, both U.S. citizens, security sources said on Thursday.

Pirate attacks off Nigeria’s coast have jumped by a third this year as ships passing through West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, a major commodities route, have increasingly come under threat from gangs wanting to snatch cargoes and crews.

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