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Sources close to the pirate group told Somalia Report that the two hostages, an American and a Danish national, were in good health.
According to the sources, 32 year-old Jessica Buchanan and her Danish counterpart Poul Hagen Thisted, 60, are in high spirits and are doing well given the circumstances.
“The two hostages are good, they live with us and their health is also good," said the pirate man who did not want to be named.
“Since my friends kidnapped them, we have been discussing on a suitable ransom amount that they can demand and they finally agreed with each other to demand $10 million for a ransom. They got some contacts from the Danish Demining Group and we hope that the negotiation process will begin soon,“ he added.
The source declined to divulge details about the whereabouts of the kidnapped aid workers citing concerns over a possible military action against the hostage-takers.
“I can’t tell you the exact place that they are holding the hostages now. We are fearing a possibility of a military attack as we have seen a number of airplanes on Mudug Region,“ said the pirate man.
The aid workers were seized by Somali pirates on October 25 in southern Galkayo in the semi-autonomus region of Galmudug state.