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In Nigeria, militants killed five aid workers

Militants in Nigeria executed five non-governmental humanitarian organizations "Action against hunger" (Action contre la faim) and the "international rescue Committee" (International Rescue Committee), follows from the statements of the two organizations.

"With great grief we affirm the murder Ass Yakub, an employee of the ACF base in Monguno, and four other humanitarian workers, who on June 8 in North-Eastern Borno state took hostages non-state armed group," - said in a statement, the organization "Action against hunger".

In Nigeria, more than 20 people were killed at a wedding in the attack, media reported

More than 20 people were killed in the attack by gunmen on a wedding party in Central Nigeria, newspaper Vanguard, citing local authorities.

The attack on the village of Kukum-Daji in Kaduna state occurred in the night of Monday and presumably was committed by representatives of the nomadic Fulani tribe.

Foreign Minister of Nigeria, had contracted the coronavirus

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Nigeria Geoffrey Onyeama said on Sunday that she was infected with coronavirus.

"Yesterday passed his fourth test COVID-19 at the first sign of irritation of the throat, and, unfortunately, this time it was positive. This is the life! Where you win some, you lose some. Sent to isolation in a medical facility," wrote Onyeama on Twitter.

In Kiev said the number of Ukrainians who were abducted in the Gulf of Guinea

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine said information about the number of kidnapped Ukrainians aboard captured in the Gulf of Guinea tanker is currently known about the six citizens of Ukraine, said on Saturday the Director of the Department of consular service of the MFA of Ukraine Serhiy Pogoreltsev.

Earlier, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine said four of its citizens kidnapped from a tanker in the Gulf of Guinea.

In Nigeria, seven people were killed in a bomb blast

Seven people were killed and five injured in the explosion of a homemade bomb in the state of Katsina in Northern Nigeria, according to the publication Punch.

According to the newspaper, the incident occurred near the village Atagi - dead went to collect grass for the animals, when one of them stepped on a homemade bomb.

Cases of seizure of ships by pirates with the Russians in 2017 — 2020

Pirates in the Gulf of Guinea on Friday, July 17, took hostage 13 of the 19 members of the Russian-Ukrainian crew of the tanker Curacao Trader, reported the Internet portal Maritime Bulletin, citing a statement of the company Alison Management Corp, which owns the vessel. The company added that the incident occurred at about 210 nautical miles off the coast of Benin, is currently the tanker is drifting with disabilities on Board, to his aid has already sent another ship.

The following is background information on the capture and release of pirates vessels with Russians on Board in 2017-2020.

The pirates kidnapped the Russians from the tanker in the Gulf of Guinea

In the Gulf of Guinea pirates captured 13 of the 19 members of the Russian-Ukrainian crew of the tanker Curacao Trader, according to the Internet portal Maritime Bulletin, citing a statement of the company Alison Management Corp, which owns the tanker.

The report said that the tanker was attacked yesterday morning at 11:00 local time, approximately 210 nautical miles off the coast of Benin.

In Kiev said about the four Ukrainians captured in the Gulf of Guinea

Among sailors of the tanker hijacked in the Gulf of Guinea, four citizens of Ukraine, now diplomats are in talks with the ship owner, said the head of management of crisis situations Ministry of Ukraine Maksym Kovalenko.

Earlier it became known that pirates attacked the tanker Curacao Trader in the Gulf of Guinea. According to the portal of the company Dryad Global, the attack occurred at 210 nautical miles from Nigeria's Bayelsa state, the ship was sailing from the capital of Togo. The Internet portal Maritime Bulletin, citing a statement of the company Alison Management Corp, which owns the tanker, announced that the pirates took hostage 13 of the 19 members of the Russian-Ukrainian crew of the tanker.

The headless body of a millionaire found next to the saw

In new York, the police found in one of apartments of the condominium, the man's body and lying next to an electric saw, the newspaper reports NY Daily News.

According to preliminary data, the victims is 33-year-old entrepreneur Fahim Saleh. He bought an apartment last year for 2.25 million dollars. Saleh owned a startup delivery in Nigeria, and was also connected with the sphere of venture capital. According to law enforcement sources, investigators expect that the body will be able to find clues.

The experts first made the family photos rare river gorillas

Specialists in conservation for the first time managed to photograph the family river gorillas on the border of Cameroon and Nigeria, according to ABC.

These primates inhabit the mountain areas of Cameroon and Nigeria. They rarely come into contact with people, so the exact number of populations is unknown. River gorillas are on the brink of extinction. According to the WWF, in the world there are only about 300 individuals.

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