5 Korean Sailors Abducted in Waters off West Africa

  • Arirang News

    June 25, 2020 08:25

    Five Korean crewmen were kidnapped by unidentified assailants in waters off the Republic of Benin in West Africa on Wednesday.

    The armed group attacked the Ghanaian fishing vessel Panofi Frontier near the country's Contonou Port. A total of 30 crewmen were on board, but only five Koreans and one Ghanaian were abducted.

    The Foreign Ministry said Thursday that it is working closely with relevant authorities to secure the return of the abductees, whose whereabouts remain unknown.

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