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. 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, discussed in publication sunnewsonline.com.
On 2 February the chief editor of «Maritime Bulletin», a well-known expert in the navigation of Mikhail Voitenko told the editorial NEWSru.co.il that the situation remains unclear: the confirmation of the capture by gunmen in the Gulf of Guinea tanker load of crude oil, but there are details Lloyd’s List about the attack on a small Greek tanker Leon Dias product carrier, which resulted in the chief officer was wounded, and five sailors kidnapped.
Information about a possible terrorist takeover of the tanker is checked.