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The Equatorial Guinean Navy arrested ten pirates who attacked [a] ship on Sunday, freeing 20 crew members who had taken refuge in an emergency compartment, AFP reported on Tuesday. the Equatorial Guinean authorities.
“I congratulate the heroic action of our armed forces” who intervened following “a call for help from a boat (…) attacked by a boat with ten pirates on board,” said a statement from Vice President of Defense and Security Equatorial Guinean Teodorin Nguema Obiang read Tuesday on state radio. “Thanks to the swift intervention of our armed forces, (we) managed to save the crew on board and arrest the ten pirates, whose alleged nationality is Nigerian,” he added.
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Security and Risk Report 15/03/23
MAST’s security report issue 365 is available to read now. In the Gulf of Guinea, two incidents have been reported in the period observed. Nigeria’s