NIGERIA – Chinese Sailors Abducted in Gabon on December 22nd, 2019 Rescued

CHINESE CONSULATE IN LAGOS CONFIRMED THE RELEASE OF FOUR CHINESE NATIONALS ON SUNDAY JANUARY 13TH

Picture of the Port of Owendo, Gabon [File: Praesidium International]

Four Chinese Nationals Abducted in Gabon Piracy Attack Rescued by Nigerian Authorities

Four Chinese nationals abducted by pirates during a late December attack in waters off Owendo port in Libreville, Gabon’s capital were rescued recently in Nigeria, the Chinese Consulate to Lagos confirmed on Sunday.

An official from the consulate told Xinhua the consulate has been working closely with Nigerian police and navy in the rescue efforts since the consulate was aware that the four Chinese nationals had been taken to Nigeria.

The four Chinese nationals were rescued safe and sound on Thursday and departed for China on Sunday, the official said.

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