Tanker escapes pirate attack

Nigerian pirates return to the water.

Loaded tanker escapes attack off Nigerian coast

Rasheed Bisiriyu with agency report

A group of pirates on Wednesday attempted to attack a heavily loaded tanker while the vessel was underway off the coast of Togo and Nigeria.

The criminals aboard a vessel with two skiffs reportedly chased the tanker for some 20 minutes and threatened the crew members in different ways hoping to halt the vessel movement.

The aborted attack came barely a month after a string of attacks in the Gulf of Guinea, as pirates attempted to board tanker vessels in the area.

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Source: punchng.com

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