(LIBREVILLE, Gabon.) JUST IN: Pirates attacked four ships in the harbour of capital overnight, killing a captain and kidnapping four Chinese workers, the government said Sunday #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Dec.22: “Pirate attacks were perpetrated… against four ships,” government spokesman Edgard Anicet Mboumbou Miyakou said, adding that a Gabonese captain was killed and four Chinese sailors were abducted: Pirate attacks are unusual in the harbour, but extremely frequent in the surrounding Gulf of Guinea AFP reported. The city of Libreville is pictured in January 2017

The city of Libreville is pictured in January 2017 (AFP Photo/Justin TALLIS)

The West African country’s defence and security forces were deployed “to secure the area and track down the perpetrators with the cooperation of Interpol and sub-regional bodies,” Miyakou said:

Two of the ships were fishing vessels belonging to Sigapeche, a Sino-Gabonese company which employs the four Chinese sailors: The third ship belongs to the maritime transport company Satram, based in Port Gentil, Gabon, while the fourth is a cargo vessel flying a Panamanian flag.

#AceNewsDesk reports …………Published: Dec.22: 2019:

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