Three Himachal residents have been kidnapped by the Nigerian pirates.The victims belong to Kangra district and serving in the Merchant Navy. The kidnappers have raised a demand for a ransom.
On the 12th of this month, the family of one of the victims received a satellite call from Nigeria, informing them that some Nigerian pirates had hijacked their ship and kidnapped three Indian crew members.
Former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Shanta Kumar has urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to ensure the early release of three persons from the state from the custody of Nigerian pirates.
He said, the Foreign Minister assured him that the Government will act strongly in this matter and the youths will be back soon.