"We have secured the release of five Indian sailors from pirates in Nigeria," Sushma Swaraj tweeted.
The five sailors were kidnapped on December 11 in Warri, Nigeria.
On December 18, the minister said India's High Commissioner to Nigeria AR Ghanashyam met Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on the matter and that the sailors were safe.
We have secured the release of 5 Indian sailors from pirates in Nigeria.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) December 24, 2015
Our thanks to the President of Nigeria.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) December 24, 2015
"I appreciate the good work done by our High Commissioner Ghanashyam," Sushma Swaraj said in another tweet.
She thanked President Buhari for securing the release of the captive sailors.