France confirms three nationals kidnapped in Nigeria

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The French foreign ministry confirmed Wednesday that three of its nationals have been kidnapped while working aboard a French-registered oil industry supply vessel off Nigeria.

The ministry "confirms the kidnapping off Nigeria of three French nationals working for Bourbon," said spokesman Romain Nadal, confirming a statement by the marine services provider.

"We are completely mobilised, in Paris and Abuja, to obtain their liberation," he said, adding that Paris was "in constant contact with the Nigerian authorities, Bourbon officials and the families."

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