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AKWA-IBOM: Senator Effiong Abducted From His Lounge In Uyo


Eight Injured As Gunmen Abduct Senator Nelson Effiong From His Lounge In Uyo.


Armed men on Sunday kidnapped Senator Nelson Effiong who represented 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. Punch reported.

One of the sources said, “The incident occurred aroumd 9pm on Sunday. The armed men came in a Toyota Camry and started shooting, sending the customers and other guests to away before they made for the former Senator.

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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.”

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