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Nigerian Agencies Launch Rescue Mission For 12 Kidnapped Cargo Ship Crew Members

Pirates hijacked the ship on Saturday by using long ladders and destroying the ship's communications equipment. The invaders haven't made demands.

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency and two specialized Navy teams have launched a search and rescue mission for 12 crew members taken hostage from a Swiss cargo ship off the coast of Lagos on Saturday.

Speaking at a press conference on Monday, safety agency Director General Dakuku Peterside said he "will not leave any stone unturned" as rescuers work alongside.

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