Suspected Pirates Kidnap Four Sailors off Togo Coast

The navy did not reveal the extent of the armed security on board the ship.

An investigation has been opened into the kidnappings, with the Togolese government vowing to “make every effort to find these criminals”.

This attack came after nine Filipino sailors in a ship waiting in the harbour off the Beninese port of Cotonou, were abducted by suspected pirates on Saturday.

The West African waters have become one of the most dangerous maritime regions in the world.

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