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2015.10.21 10:35

Two Lithuanian sailors abducted in Nigeria

ELTA 2015.10.21 10:35

A Bahamas-registered ship flying the flag of the Comoro Islands was attacked in Port Harcourt's port in Nigeria on Monday, at 8:30 PM local time. Four members of the crew, two Lithuanian and two Ukrainian nationals, were abducted.

A Bahamas-registered ship flying the flag of the Comoro Islands was attacked in Port Harcourt's port in Nigeria on Monday, at 8:30 PM local time. Four members of the crew, two Lithuanian and two Ukrainian nationals, were abducted.

Lithuanian Government's Deputy Chancellor Rimantas Vaitkus says that it is still unclear where the abductors took the Lithuanian sailors, because they still have not contacted the vessel's owners or any authorities.

According to the deputy chancellor, at the moment there 14 citizens of Lithuania in the ship which was attacked on Monday. The crew is not in danger.

Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius has formed a working group to investigate the abduction circumstances and take care of the sailors' release.

Lithuania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs keeps in touch with the sailors' employers and have contacted the ship's crew.
 

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