India says 20 crew kidnapped from tanker off West Africa

File photo shows a rescued Panama-flagged Maximus vessel at the Naval dock yard in Nigeria. (AP)

India’s foreign ministry said on Monday that 20 of its nationals had been kidnapped from an oil tanker in West African waters.

“Our Mission in Abuja has taken up the matter with the Nigerian authorities, as also with the authorities of the neighboring countries,” the ministry said in a statement.

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