Nigerian Navy Rescues Hijacked Oil Tanker, 1 Pirate Killed

February 22, 2016 4:49 PM

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The Nigerian navy says it has rescued a hijacked oil tanker in a dramatic night operation in which one pirate was killed.

The Panama-flagged Maximus was escorted Monday into Lagos harbor. Rear Admiral Henry Babalola said it has four captured hijackers from Nigeria and Ghana as well as the crew of 18 from India, Pakistan, China, South Korea, Sudan and Ghana.

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