The whereabouts of ex-senator Nelson Effiong from the Oron local government area of Akwa Ibom is a cause of worry for many of his family members and friends.
One of those who have expressed deep concern over the fact that the abducted ex-senator has spent over one month in his kidnappers’ den is Shehu Sani.
The former federal lawmaker from Kaduna Central on Tuesday, October 26, noted that Effiong has not been seen for more than 50 days after his abduction.
Senator Effiong (Behind me) has spent over 50 days in the hands of kidnappers. My prayers for him and his family.”
Earlier, Effiong was abducted by some gunmen in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom state. The victim was kidnapped by three-armed hoodlums at his lounge, a popular sit-out along Oron road in Uyo.
according to report gunmen reportedly stormed the venue at about 9:00 pm on the night of Sunday, September 5, opening fire on customers in the lounge, after which the ex-senator was taken away while several others at the bar were injured during the attack.
The armed men stormed the sit-out with a Toyota Camry car and shot sporadically forcing customers and other guests to scamper for safety before whisking the victim away.
No fewer than eight persons were reportedly injured in a stampede during the kidnap operation which lasted for some minutes.
An eyewitness reportedly said:
“The incident occurred at about 9.00pm on Sunday night. The armed men stormed the sit-out with a Toyota Camry Car and started shooting sporadically, sending the customers and other guests to scamper for safety before they made straight for the former senator.”