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ANATOMY OF NIGERIAN RANSOM DEAL

YEAR: 2006
LOC: VIC LAGOS, NIGERIA
SUBJ: KIDNAPPING OF AMERICAN FROM GOODFELLAS BAR

DETAILS //WIKILEAKS:


Date:2006 August 15, 16:43 (Tuesday)//Canonical ID://06LAGOS1103_a

1. (SBU) We have confirmed that Amcit Royce Anthony Parfait of Houma, Louisiana, was among those kidnapped over the weekend. Details remain fuzzy, but the greater weight of the information suggests Parfait was abducted August 13 from the Goodfella's nightclub along with the other five expatriates. Edison Chouste, Parfait's employer, has informed Parfait's family about the kidnapping. 2. (SBU) Sunday's hostage-taking of six expatriates brings the total confirmed number of expatriates kidnapped in Port Harcourt since August 1 to 12.


Date:2006 August 18, 20:31 (Friday)//Canonical ID://06LAGOS1113_a
 1. (C) Progress, thus far, has been slow. Rivers Governor Odili said his negotiating team, actually headed by the River State Director of the SSS, had made additional contact with the kidnappers since yesterday. Odili stated they had a better idea of the kidnappersQ, identity and the whereabouts of the hostages. However, he did not divulge the kidnappersQ, identity to us. While the kidnappers claimed the hostages were in good health, they have yet provided definitive proof of life. He expressed optimism that the episode will be resolved soon. (Comment: OdiliQ,s line about a swift resolution has become the standard reply of GON officials to our inquiries. Although he expressed confidence in a quick end to the crisis, he did not sound confident. End Comment.) 

Date:2006 August 23, 16:59 (Wednesday)//Canonical ID://06LAGOS1127_a
 1. (C) After days of our prodding, SSS negotiators finally have begun passing proof of life (POL) questions to the kidnappers. Yesterday, the captives provided a correct proof of life answer for British hostage John Guyan. SSS told the security consultants of the affected companies that they expected a response today to the POL for Amcit Royce Parfait. There has been no proof of delivery of any medicinal or other humanitarian supplies to the hostages. 

Date:2006 August 24, 15:59 (Thursday)//Canonical ID://06LAGOS1129_a
 1. (C) Ten days into the crisis, Amcit Royce Parfait and the five other expatriate hostages were released last night. The release came within several hours after Senator David Brigidi of Bayelsa State opened another line of communication to the kidnappers. While speculation is rife about ransom payments and one of the hostages claimed overhearing kidnappers talk about a 35-65 million naira (approximately 275,000-500,000 USD) pay off, there is no conclusive proof that money exchanged hands.

NIGERIA 2006 ROYCE PARFAIT KIDNAPPING--WIKLILEAKS DETAILS

CABLE: 
2006 August 24, 15:59 (Thursday)
06LAGOS1129_a

3. (C) This morning the hostages were flown to Lagos on the Rivers State Governor,s jet. Royce Parfait told us the kidnappers numbered 40-45. They were well armed but not well disciplined. They verbally threatened the hostages but never resorted to physical violence. Another hostage claimed drug consumption by the kidnappers, mostly marijuana, was daily and pervasive. The other hostages confirmed the kidnappers appeared to have a sizeable weapons cache to the extent they had constructed a concrete building to house and conceal their arsenal. The kidnappers were heard claiming they would take a month long hiatus from kidnapping before striking again. Potential sites mentioned were the Presidential Hotel in Port Harcourt and a few other well known nightclubs in the city. They also boasted about seeking more high profile hostages such as the British High Commissioner and American Ambassador should they visit Port Harcourt.


PARFAIT//WIKILEAKS

2006: ROYCE PARFAIT KIDNAPPING--NIGERIA

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  1. American Hostage Released In Nigeria - CBS News

    www.cbsnews.com/2100-202_162-1931569.html
    Feb 11, 2009 - An American and five other foreigners kidnapped in Nigeria's southern ... Among those released was Royce Parfait, a commercial ship captain ...
  2. American and five others freed by kidnappers in Nigeria - WIS

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    (Lagos, Nigeria-AP) August 23, 2006 - A ship captain from Tennessee says he's sipping champagne and celebrating freedom. Royce Parfait and five other ...
  3. Cable: 06LAGOS1129_a - WikiLeaks

    www.wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/06LAGOS1129_a.html
    (U) Amcit Royce Parfait is scheduled to leave Nigeria aboard Air France flight 875 tonight for his onward connection to Chattanooga. Before departing he will do ...
  4. American Among Hostages Freed in Nigeria - Washington Post

    www.washingtonpost.com › WorldWires
    Aug 23, 2006 - LAGOS, Nigeria -- Kidnappers freed six foreigners Wednesday, ... Among those released was Royce Parfait, a commercial ship captain from ...

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C-RETRIEVER--NIGERIAN SHIPJACKING

USA TODAY:

The incident involves a U.S.-flagged vessel, the 222-foot C-Retriever, in the Gulf of Guinea.
"We are seeking additional information about the incident," the State Department said.
The ship's captain and chief engineer were abducted early Wednesday morning, according to the British security firm AKE. Rick Filon of AKE said Nigerian Central Naval Command has provided no additional information.
The ship is owned by Edison Chouest Offshore, based in Cut Off, La. ECO supports the majority of the U.S. Gulf deepwater oil rigs and an expanding global market with a fleet of more than 200 vessels, ranging from 87 to more than 360 feet in length, according to the company website.


 A commercial ship was attacked by pirates off the coast of Nigeria

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LAGOS--A security boat manned with Joint Task Force (JTF) Nigeria personnel was allegedly attacked by militants this morning off Nigeria. According to one of our sources, all JTF personnel were killed and their weapons taken by the militants. “This is the second attack on a security boat in the past three days,” our source adds. Additional gCaptain sources also indicate that the Edison Chouest-owned, US-flagged platform supply vessel C-Retriever was working in a nearby field off Brass, Nigeria and was also attacked, an incident that our sources indicate was unrelated to the attack on the JTF personnel. Our source notes that the Captain and Chief Engineer, who are both US citizens, were kidnapped. The brother of the Chief Engineer (who’s name is withheld at the request of his brother) confirmed with us that the FBI is working on the case.

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A State Department official commented in an emailed statement saying, “We are closely monitoring reports that two U.S. citizens have been kidnapped from a U.S.-flagged vessel, the C-RETRIEVER, in the Gulf of Guinea. We are seeking additional information about the incident.”