LOME, May 14,
(Xinhua/GNA) - Two Togolese and six Nigerians were arrested in a piracy attack
against an oil ship that the Togolese navy thwarted off the coast of the
country, governmental site republicoftogo.com has reported.
the source, the Togolese minister of security made public the foiled attack in
a release Sunday night, underscoring the pirates rented a canoe on hand in Togo
to launch the attack against the Togolese flag vessel "Djetona 1."
intervention of the navy patrol vessels thwarted the attack", the source
said, disclosing the arrest of the eight pirates.
Over last few
years, the waters of the Gulf of Guinea have seen many piracy attacks and
vessels in the region lay up in the territorial waters of Togo to escape
has thus reinforced capacity for action as the country plays key role in the
international fight against piracy attacks in the Gulf of Guinea.
part of the shipping traffic between Asia and Europe, the Gulf of Guinea
borders former and new African oil producing countries among which Angola,
Nigeria and Ghana.