Fate of 18 Indians kidnapped onboard ship off Nigeria coast not known yet

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6th December, 2019 07:59:05 printer

Fate of 18 Indians kidnapped onboard ship off Nigeria coast not known yet

Indian government continues to work with the Nigerian authorities to ensure the safe release of the 18 Indians kidnapped on Dec. 3 onboard a ship "MT Nave Constellation" off Nigeria coast, said spokesman of India's External Affairs Ministry Friday.

Nineteen crew members, including the 18 Indians and a Turk, went missing after the ship was "taken over" by some unidentified pirates. Since then their fate has not been known.

Noting it is a sad incident, the spokesman said the kidnapping occurred in the high seas off Bonny, Nigeria.

"We are in touch with Nigerian authorities working very close with them. We can't divulge any more details as it is a sensitive issue," said the spokesman.

 


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