Sushma Swaraj – Making All Efforts For Release Of Abducted Indians In Nigeria


sushma-swaraj_650x400_71449542009Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister 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,”

She also said “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. all efforts were being made to secure the release of the two Indians abducted in Nigeria. (Mangipudi Sai Srinivas from Andhara Pradesh and his colleague Anish Sharma from Karnataka). I have deputed a senior officer to update the family regularly.”

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said “nothing surprising or new in that area, As far as our information goes there is no hand of terror group Boko Haram and it seems local criminal elements were responsible for the act.”