Making all efforts for release of abducted Indians in Nigeria, says Sushma Swaraj

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India is making all efforts to secure the release of two Indians abducted from Gboko, a town in the Benue state of north-central Nigeria, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday.

The Minister also thanked Indian envoy in Abuja for repatriation of 11 Indians, who were released after languishing in a Nigerian jail for two years.

“I appreciate the efforts of our High Commissioner in Nigeria Shri B N Reddy for expediting their repatriation,” Swaraj tweeted.

Employees of a Merchant Navy firm, the crew’s ship got stranded in Nigeria and the entire crew was arrested for
violating laws of international waters in 2014.

 

Meanwhile, Swaraj said all efforts were being made to secure the release of the two Indians abducted in Nigeria.

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The duo — Mangipudi Sai Srinivas (from Andhara Pradesh) and his colleague Anish Sharma (from Karnataka) — were travelling to Dangote Cement Plc Plant in a car from their residential quarters around 7.20 pm last Wednesday when a group of armed men kidnapped them at a traffic signal.

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