Feb 20 2013, 8:36am CST | by Luigi Lugmayr
Fidelis Odunna, police spokesperson in Bayelsa State, near where the incident took place, confirmed the abduction, which took place Sunday.
He identified the vessel as Armada Tuah, operated by Century Group, a company from Lagos state, reported Xinhua.
So far, there was no clue about whereabouts of those kidnapped, although security agents have launched a mission to locate and free them, he added.
Police said pirates were seeking more than $1 million for the release of their captives.
The confirmation was made after Russian media reported that pirates kidnapped the foreigners on board a ship 70 km off the coast of southern Nigeria Sunday.
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