A former Senator from Akwa Ibom State, Nelson Effiong has been released after spending 54 days in the captivity of kidnappers.
This was contained in a statement titled, ‘The Release of Senator Nelson Effiong from the Den of the Kidnappers’ and issued by the Publicity Secretary of the APC in Akwa Ibom State, Nkereuwem Enyongekere.
According to the statement, Effiong, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who was kidnapped on September 5, 2021 by unknown gunmen was set free on Friday, October 30, 2021.
The statement read 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 Sunday evening of September 5, 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.”