Indian nationals, Mangipudi Sai Srinivas and Anish Sharma, have allegedly been kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria on Wednesday. The civil engineers work for Dangote cement plant in Gboko town.
The family of Sai Srinivas, who hails from Visakhapatnam, has approached the district collector N Yuvaraj seeking help for their release.
Speaking to The New Indian Express, Lalitha, Srinivas’ wife, said, “I tried to reach my husband on Wednesday, but in vain. I called up the officials of the cement plant and they responded on Thursday morning and informed me that my husband and Anish Sharma had been kidnapped.”
The New Indian Express report further states that the engineers were travelling to work in a car, when at a traffic signal some men surrounded their vehicle, got the driver out and hijacked the car.
Yuvaraj has assured the family that they have sought Ministry of External Affairs help and search operations have already begun.
The company management has not received any ransom demands from the kidnappers as yet.