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Don’t be affected by petty crimes: Ansari to Indians in Nigeria

Vice-President Hamid Ansari has asked Indians living in Nigeria not to get disheartened by an incident “here or there”, following some instances of attacks and kidnappings in the African country.

Talking to members of the Indian community at a reception here on Wednesday night, he said, “Small and sporadic incidents take place. Don’t be disheartened by an incident here or there”.  Some Indians have been affected by criminal incidents especially kidnappings and armed robberies in various parts of Nigeria.

Apart from kidnapping of Indian nationals from time to time, there was an incident of sea piracy off Nigerian coast in February when 18 crew members of a merchant vessel including 11 Indian nationals were taken hostage by
pirates.
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