Three sailors kidnapped by pirates off Gabon released

Three sailors, two Moroccans and an Equatorial Guinean, abducted nearly two months ago in the attack on their merchant ship off Gabon in the Gulf of Guinea, the epicentre of global maritime piracy, have been released in Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea announced.

On 21 March, an Equatorial Guinean-flagged merchant ship, the Elobey 6, was attacked by unidentified pirates off the Gabonese port of Port-Gentil. The three sailors had been kidnapped.

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