Two Indians Kidnapped in Nigeria, Govt Denies Boko Haram’s Hand

A group of armed men abducted Mangipudi Sai Srinivas and Anish Sharma while they were on their way to a cement plant

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One of the two Indians were abducted in Kenya town of Gboko by suspected local criminals. (Photo: Courtesy: <a href="https://twitter.com/ANI_news/status/748713872400326656"><i>Twitter/ANI_news</i></a>)
  • India today ruled out involvement of terror group Boko Haram in the abduction of two Indians from Gboko, a town in north-central Nigeria, blaming “local criminals” for the act.

  • 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 on Wednesday when a group of armed men kidnapped them at a traffic signal.

  • External Affairs Ministry spokesperson, Vikas Swarup has informed that India’s Mission in Abuja is closely coordinating with the Nigerian agencies and the company, and is hopeful of an early resolution to the issue. He further revealed that no ransom demand has been received for the two Indian nationals.

(With PTI Inputs)

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