Five Indian sailors ‘abducted’ in Nigeria, Sushma Swaraj seeks action at highest level - watsupptoday.com
Five Indian sailors ‘abducted’ in Nigeria, Sushma Swaraj seeks action at highest level
Posted 07 May 2019 05:52 PM

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday asked the Indian High Commissioner in Nigeria to take the "snatching" of five Indian mariners by privateers in the African country two weeks prior, at the "most abnormal amount". The clergyman likewise asked Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Abhay Thakur, to set up a report on the occurrence.

"I have seen news reports about snatching of five Indian mariners by privateers in Nigeria," tweeted Swaraj on Monday.

The pastor's tweet comes days after media reports recommended that privateers had snatched five Indian mariners a month ago and took their ship MT Apecus in Bonny Outer harbor in Nigeria. Their families likewise tweeted to the Indian commission in Nigeria, saying they were unfit to contact the mariners.

On April 30, in a tweet routed to Baijayant Panda, BJP's VP ,Bhagyashree Das, spouse of one of the snatched mariner Sudeep Kumar Choudhury, stated, "Sir Plz help us to spare my better half, Sudeep Kumar Choudhury third Officer Merchant Navy, who has been abducted alongside 4 different Indians from vessel, MT APECUS(IMO 733810) moored off Lagos, Nigeria on 19.04.2019. Require ur early and earnest mediation into this issue." She later tweeted to Swaraj also.

The Indian commission in Nigeria composed back saying it was in "close touch" with the Nigerian Navy and police and that "concerned gatherings have reached." "Alert is of most extreme significance for everybody's security," it included.

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