On Sunday, January 31, Nigerian media has reported the capture of a foreign vessel with a cargo of crude oil in the waters of Nigeria, near the coast of Bakassi. Associated Press reports with reference to Director of the Danish research agencies, criminals, captured in the waters of Nigeria oil tanker, stole ship five men, including the captain and the third engineer (Filipino citizens), chief engineer (citizen of Russia) and electrician and driver (citizens of Georgia).
The responsibility was claimed by a group of former militants of the indigenous people of Biafra Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). This group issued an ultimatum to the government of Nigeria, demanding the release, it misses Kanu, the leader of Biafra and Director of Radio Biafra, threatening in case of refusal to blow up the ship with crew.
The analysts, who cites the AP, consider that the ultimatum was a diversion, because IPOB really interested in the ransom that will be available for the hostages.
Official confirmation of this information yet has not received.