Thursday, July 24, 2014

9 Nigerian Students Kidnapped And Held Hostage in Ukraine

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9 Nigerian students are believe to have been kidnapped in Lugansk, Ukraine earlier this week. Ukrainian news agencies say militants abducted the Nigerian students on Monday and have been holding them as prisoners at an occupied government security building.

Ukrainian authorities continue negotiations for the release of nine Nigerian students who are held captive by militants in Lugansk, the speaker of the National Security Council information center Andrei Lysenko.

"Nigerian students are still in captivity and are now negotiating on their release," - he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday.

Earlier, at a press briefing on Tuesday A.Lysenko reported that on July 21 in Lugansk gunmen kidnapped nine students, citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. According to him, the students held in occupied buildings UAS.

Colonel Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council, on Wednesday told a news conference that negotiations are underway to free the abducted Nigerian students. That people with experience conducting negotiations were now making contact with what he called "the terrorists."  Adding that Ukrainian officials hoped the talks would end "successfully in the near future."

Separatists seeking greater autonomy have been waging a bloody battle in eastern Ukraine against the government.

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