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Greece: Gunmen kill 1, kidnap 3 at ship in western Nigeria

February 4, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Gunmen have attacked a cargo ship in western Nigeria, killing one man and kidnapping three others, authorities in Greece say.

The government’s Merchant Marine Department said a Greek first officer of the Maltese-flagged ship Kalamos was killed in the attack in the Qua Iboe area early Wednesday, while two Greek and one Pakistani crew member were kidnapped.

Theodoris Dritsas, the deputy minister for marine affairs, told reporters in Athens the other 19 crew members have been reported to be safe.

The ship was traveling from China without cargo. Other details of the attack were not immediately available.

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