The former lawmaker representing Eket Senatorial district, Nelson Effiong has been released after spending fifty-five days in kidnappers’ den.
Recall that unknown gunmen on September 5, 2021 abducted Effiong in his lounge at Oron road, Uyo, the state capital.
It is not certain if the family of the former lawmaker paid ransom, even though his abductors had allegedly demanded a ransom of N200 Million.
The spokesman of the All Progressives Congress in Akwa Ibom, Sampson Enyongekere in a statement released on Saturday said Effiong was released on Friday.
The statement reads in part, “The All Progressives Congress Akwa Ibom State Chapter wishes to intimate the APC family and the general public of the release of Sen Nelson Effiong who was kidnapped on September 05, 2021.
“The Senator gained his freedom just yesterday (Friday, October 30, 2021) from the enclave and grip of the men of the underworld. It is our deepest concern as a party to register our sincere gratitude to God Almighty and all who contributed in one way or the other to facilitate his release and return to his family and party.
“We humbly pray to God to accord you all the commensurable blessings you deserve for identifying with us throughout the period of the predicament. We say a big thank you to all.”