Armed men on Sunday kidnapped the former Senator representing Akwa Ibom South Senatorial district in the 8th National Assembly, Senator Nelson Effiong.
Effiong, a former Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, who hailed from the Oron Local Government Area, was abducted by three armed men who stormed his lounge, a popular sit-out along Oron Road, Uyo, the state capital, around 9pm on Sunday.
It was gathered that the hoodlums drove into the scene in a Toyota Camry car and shot into the air to scare away people from the scene
According to our sources no fewer than eight persons were reportedly injured in a stampede during the kidnap operation which lasted for some minutes.
One of the sources said, “The incident occurred around 9pm on Sunday. The armed men came in a Toyota Camry and started shooting, sending the customers and other guests away before they made for the former Senator.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, who confirmed the abduction, said, “The Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme, has ordered a discreet investigation into the incident, assuring all that the victim will soon be rescued.”