Saturday 16 July 2016

Two Indian Expats Kidnapped In Nigeria Freed

Two Indian nationals working for a cement company who were kidnapped in Nigeria last month were reportedly released today, Saturday, 16th July, 2016.

Mangapudi Srinivas and Kaushal Anish Sharma, abducted on June 29 from Boko in Benue state, were freed at 10:30 AM IST, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said. 

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. 

Srinivas and Sharma were on their way to work at the Benue Cement company, owned by the Dangote Group, when they were kidnapped.

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

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