Hungarian kidnapped in Nigeria freed

TEK cooperated with international partners and Hungary's MFA

MH – 2017.11.12. 20:26 –

Hungary's counter terrorism force reported that following international cooperation, the Hungarian national kidnapped by Nigerian pirates has been freed.

The Hungarian national who was kidnapped by pirates off the coasts of Nigeria in October has been freed. He arrived in Budapest on Saturday, Hungary's counter terrorism force TEK told Hungarian news agency MTI in a statement.

TEK has been cooperating with international partners and the Hungarian foreign ministry over the past weeks to ensure a safe return of the six kidnapped people, including the Hungarian national, to their homeland, they stressed.

Pirates attacked a German container vessel near the coast of Nigeria on October 21 and kidnapped six crew members, including four Philippines, an Ukrainian and a Hungarian national. The kidnapped crewmen were taken to Nigeria and held in captivity there.