FIVE Polish sailors have been kidnapped from a ship off the coast of Nigeria.
The men, including a captain and three officers – were kidnapped on Thursday night from the cargo ship Szafir.
Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, said Friday, that eleven other sailors evaded capture, by locking themselves in the engine room.
Waszczykowski said the 11 sailors were safe, adding that their ship had been located about 30 nautical miles off the coast of Nigeria.
The foreign minister, who did not name the exactl location, said the kidnappers had not yet established contact.