The envoy said that he had been pursuing the matter with the Nigerian government as well as Srinivas' employer

Indians abducted in Nigeria Naidu writes to Sushma envoy pursues caseA file photo of Sai Srinivas, one of the kidnapped
news Tuesday, July 05, 2016 - 08:32

Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, B N Reddy has told Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu that he has been pursuing the case of M Sai Srinivas, a native of Visakhapatnam, who was kidnapped in Nigeria, with the Federal as well as state governments.

Naidu spoke to Reddy and asked him to ensure safe release of Srinivas and another Indian who were kidnapped in Nigeria on June 29.

The High Commissioner informed the chief minister that he had been pursuing the matter with the Federal and state governments as well as Srinivas' employer, a release from the Chief Minister's Office stated on Monday.

Naidu also wrote to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, seeking dialogue with Nigeria to ensure the safe release of the techie.

Srinivas 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.

Swaraj had said all efforts were being made to secure the release of the duo. 

Read: Wife of Vizag engineer kidnapped in Nigeria asks govt to bring him home safely and soon


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