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Hungarian Kidnapped In Nigeria “Alive And Well” But Still Weeks Away From Rescue

By Tamás Székely // 2017.10.27.

The Hungarian national who has recently been reported kidnapped by pirates off the coasts of Nigeria is alive and well, the head of Hungary’s counter-terrorism force TEK told public television on Thursday night.

János Hajdu (pictured) said his information had been confirmed and TEK was working to rescue the captive. Answering a question as to how long it would take TEK to bring him back to Hungary, Hajdu said one or two months were “realistic”.

Reuters reported on Tuesday that six people had been kidnapped from a German container. Peter Doehle Schiffahrts KG said the ship had been attacked on Saturday. According to Reuters information, the kidnapped persons were from the Philippines, Ukraine and Hungary. The shipping company said the boat and the remaining 12 crew members had left the Nigerian coastline.

via MTI; photos: