NIGERIA – Russian Diplomats Working to Bring Back Russian Sailors Kidnapped by Pirates

RUSSIAN FEDERATION’S EMBASSY TO TAKE MEASURES FOR THE RELEASE OF RUSSIAN SAILORS KIDNAPPED ON JANUARY 2ND, 2019

Picture showing the Nigeria-flagged hopper dredger vessel AMBIKA.

The Russian Embassy in Nigeria confirmed the reports about two Russian sailors being kidnapped by pirates in Nigeria

MOSCOW (7th January, 2020) The Russian Embassy in Nigeria confirmed to Sputnik on Tuesday the reports about two Russian crew members of the Ambika hopper dredger ship, sailing under Nigerian flag, being kidnapped by pirates, and said it was taking measures to get them released.

On Monday, Nigerian media reported a pirate attack on the dredger that had occurred on January 2, resulting in four Nigerian naval servicemen killed and three foreign Ambika crew members, two Russians and one Indian, being captured.

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