Concerned families of five abducted Indian sailors by pirates in Nigeria seek rescue

HYDERABAD: Union Minister For Foreign Affairs Sushma Swaraj On Tuesday The High Commission Of India, Nigeria To Take Up With The Government Of Nigeria At The Highest Level To Secure The Release Of Indian Sailors Who Were Abducted By Sea Pirates In Nigeria. “I Have Seen News Reports About The Abduction. Please Take This Up And Send Me A Report," Sushma Swaraj Said In A Tweet To The High Commission.

On May 1, 2019, TOI Reported On The Kidnapping Of Indian Sailors From Their MT Apecus Ship At Bonny Outer Anchorage In Nigeria. On April 19, Despite The Presence Of Nigerian Security, Pirates Entered The Ship And Abducted Six Sailors, Five Of Whom Were Indians.

The Families Of The Abducted Sailors Are Worried Because They Learned The Incident And Tried To Reach Both Premier Narendra Modi And Sushma Swaraj Through Their Tweets. The High Commission Of India In Nigeria Which Was Informed To One Family That They Were Working In Securing Their Release.

The IMB Piracy Reporting Center On April 19 Reported The Incident In Bonny Outer Anchorage, Nigeria." An Anchored Tank Ship Was Aboard Unauthorized Persons Who Kidnapped Six Crew Members And Escape. Remaining Crew Reported Safely. Logged In And Investigations Are In Progress," It Said.

Amit Khokhar Or Gurgoan Said His Cousin Ankit Hooda Was Among The Sailors Abducted By Pirates In Nigeria. He Urged Sushma Swaraj To Rescue Him And The Other Kidnapped Indian Sailors. Another Person Uttam Kumar Patra Also Asked For Early Intervention In The Issue As His Cousin Choudhury Was In Vessel MT Apecus (IMO 733810). According To Das, The Husband Sudeep Kumar Choudhury Is A 3rd Office In The And Was Abducted On April 19 And Urged For Sushma Swaraj's Intervention In Getting Him Rescued.

Subhas, Uncle Of Sailor Chirag Jhadav, Who Was One Of The One Abducted By The Pirates Of The Ship, Said The Parents Of Jhadav Were Frightened Because They Also Did Not Receive Updates About Him And The Other Indian Sailors.