Seychellois citizens held as hostages could be leaving Somalia soon

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VICTORIA, Seychelles – The Seychelles head of the “Hostage Negotiation Team,” Minister Joel Morgan, has said that the three Seychellois citizens who were being detained in Galkayo, Somalia, are in safe hands and expecting a flight home soon.

“ I can confirm that our three Seychellois are safe and currently in the protective custody of the Puntland authorities, the minister said. “We have every indication they will be released imminently but we have not be given an exact date or time of release. “

He added, “We are continuing to liaise with the Puntland authorities and we are confident our compatriots will be in Seychelles soon.”