18 Indians kidnapped by pirates near Nigerian coast released


Eighteen Indians, kidnapped by pirates from a business vessel close to the Nigerian coast on December 3, have been discharged, the Indian crucial Nigeria said on Sunday.

The Indian nationals were seized from a Hong Kong-hailed vessel off the Bonny island after a group of pirates took control of it.

“NiigerianNavy @NigerianNavy and Shipping Company have affirmed arrival of 18 Indian nationals, abducted from MT Nave Constallation on 3 December. Thank all partners engaged with their protected release,” the Indian mission in Nigeria tweeted.

The mission had taken up with the Nigerian government the kidnapping of the Indian crew of the vessel.

As indicated by ARX Maritime, a worldwide office following sea advancements in the locale, 19 people, including 18 Indians, were kidnapped from the ship on December 3 after it was taken over by the pirates.