Two US mariners kidnapped in Nigeria freed
13 November 2013, 10:16
Washington - The state department says two American mariners
kidnapped last month off the coast of Nigeria have been released.
Spokesperson Jen Psaki said on Tuesday that the US welcomes
the release of the two Americans, but said privacy concerns prevented her from
disclosing any details about how they were freed.
US officials earlier identified the two as the captain and
chief engineer of the US-flagged C-Retriever offshore supply vessel.
Nearly all foreigners kidnapped are released after ransoms
Nigeria's navy has rescued at least two hostages this year
and reported killing several pirates in counterattacks to prevent ship