Nightly News   |  November 12, 2013

Americans kidnapped by pirates in Nigeria released

The U.S. military says it did not take part in a rescue mission. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> we learned today two americans kidnapped from a u.s. flagged oil vessel in nigeria. it has almost been three weeks ago now, have been released. the u.s. military tonight says it did not take part in any type of a rescue mission . experts say releases typically happen in that part of the world after a ransom is paid. and as we reported, the waters off nigeria are among the most dangerous in the world.