2 Indians kidnapped in Nigeria released

New Delhi, July 16: Two Indians kidnapped in Nigeria last month were released on Saturday, the government announced.

Mangapudi Srinivas and Kaushal Anish Sharma, abducted on June 29 from Boko in Benue state, were freed at 10.30 a.m. IST, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.

2 Indians abducted in Nigeria released

Stating that both released persons had spoken to their families, Swarup said Sharma's wife thanked External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for ensuring his safe release.

Swaraj took to Twitter and said: "We have been able to rescue Sai Srinivas and Anish Sharma from abductors in Nigeria."

Srinivas and Sharma were on their way to work at the Benue Cement company, owned by the Dangote Group, when they were kidnapped by a group of men at a traffic signal.

The Dangote Group is a Nigerian multinational industrial conglomerate, the largest in West Africa.


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