Five South Koreans kidnapped in waters off Benin released
July 25 2020 12:10 PM
Five South Koreans kidnapped in waters off Benin released
Five South Koreans kidnapped in waters off Benin released

QNA/Seoul

The South Korean Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday the release of five South Korean citizens kidnapped by an armed group in Benin's territorial waters in West Africa.

The ministry said, in a statement, that the five South Koreans were released in southern Nigeria on Friday, about a month after they were kidnapped in waters, some 111 km south of the Cotonou port in Benin.

On June 24, an armed group attacked a fishing vessel flying the Ghanaian flag, with 30 people on board and its crew members.

The attackers kidnapped six crew members, including five South Koreans and one Ghanaian. (QNA)





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