Nigerian insurgents have attacked a vessel with RussiansFive persons have been stolen by Nigerian insurgents from the Swedish vessel “ Oat-flakes “. Among hostages there are Russians and citizens of Ukraine. Representatives of local authorities have informed on it.
as transfers Associated Press, capture by insurgents of a vessel has occurred to 12 crewmen the past Thursday, however today seven crewmen have been released. On other details of incident it is not informed.
it is not excluded that the attacked will demand the repayment for clearing of captives as it it is accepted at the Somali pirates. However it is possible to assume also that an attack on a vessel - a part of large-scale campaign which insurgents declared several days before.
we Will remind, on July, 23rd the largest extremist grouping of Nigeria “ Movement for clearing of delta of Niger “ (DODN) has extended an official statement in which it is noticed that DODN intend to destroy the main objects of an oil infrastructure of the country within 30 days.
disagreement with the statement became the reason of a similar step that Nigerian insurgents receive money resources from the state oil company for protection of the industrial platforms, is told in the statement of extremists.
in 2006ã. DODN has actually declared war to the foreign oil companies operating in territory of Nigeria. Since then in the south of the country regularly there are attacks on oil objects and abductions of employees of the foreign companies. In the middle 2007ã. Terrorist activity of insurgents has led to that volumes of export of Nigerian oil were reduced to 25 %.