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'Efforts on for release of Indian workers'

india Updated: Oct 30, 2007 11:43 IST
IANS
Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs

Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi has said that all efforts are on to ensure that the four Indians abducted in Nigeria are released soon.

Militants abducted four Indians working for the Italian oil company Saipem in Nigeria Oct 26. Three of them are from Tamil Nadu and one from Maharashtra.

"Although we have received some information about the militants involved in the abduction, we are not in a position to divulge any more details for security reasons," the minister said on Monday.

He said this incident must be seen as an isolated case and should not deter young Indian workers from going abroad.

Ravi said the Indian Government is not negotiating with the militants.

He said: "The oil company for which the men worked and the Nigerian government are negotiating with them. Our embassy officials in Nigeria are following every move carefully."