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TANKER HIJACKED OFF NIGERIA

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Hijacking Overshadows Counter-Terror Success
By Harold Hutchison

An oil tanker was hijacked off the coast of Nigeria, the 19th pirate attack off the West African country this year. In the attack, a number of crewmen from Nigeria and Pakistan were taken from the MT Matrix.

The attack, the latest in an increasing number in the Gulf of Guinea, overshadowed a counter-success by the Nigerian government. The government managed to break up a terror attack in the city of Maiduguri in the northeastern part of the country, where violence Christian and Muslims has often occurred.

Three members of Boko Haram were killed and 25 captured in the process of foiling the attack.