7 Filipino seafarers abducted off Nigerian coast freed: DFA


Posted at Oct 31 2018 01:25 AM

MANILA—Seven Filipino seafarers who were kidnapped off the coast of Nigeria last month have been released, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday.

In a statement, the DFA said the seafarers are now in Zurich and will be flown to Manila.

All 12 crew members of Swiss-owned MV Glarus were released Sunday.

They were taken hostage by armed men on September 22, as their ship was traveling between the cities of Lagos and Port Harcourt.