Nelson Effiong, a former senator from Akwa Ibom State, is still being held captive by his kidnappers after spending 22 days in captivity, according to his family. Remember that Effiong, who represented Akwa Ibom South Senatorial district in the 8th National Assembly, was abducted while lounging in his lounge in Uyo, the state capital, on Sunday, September 5, 2021, about 9 p.m.
According to reports, the assailants arrived in a Toyota Camry and fired intermittently into the air, scaring onlookers away before escorting the former senator away. Earlier in the state, there were rumors that the victim had regained his freedom after his family paid the kidnappers the ransom sought.
However, in an interview with media in Uyo, a relative of the senator, Uyoh Effiong, said his brother was still in the kidnappers’ lair, adding that people had been contacting him to congratulate him on his brother’s release, but he argued that the report was false.
“They haven’t released him,” he said. He’s still around. It is a hoax that he has been released. Remember that if he was released, I promised that I would let you know. As a result, that information is false.
“A lot of people have called me to congratulate me on his release, but it is not true that he has regained his liberty.
“In fact, we’ve been concerned and praying for his release because it’s been three weeks and one day since he was kidnapped.”
Odiko Macedon, the Police Public Relations Officer, responded by saying that the command had no knowledge of his release.
“We don’t have access to that information,” he replied. I can’t discuss it because, as I keep saying, I don’t report on unapproved channels. For the time being, the instruction is unaware.”