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Kidnapped Nigerian Senator Spends 50 Days In Captivity

 

 

 

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It was reported some weeks back that the former senator that represented the good people of Eket Senatorial District of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Nelson Effiong was kidnapped in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.

Kidnapped Nigerian Senator Spends 50 Days In Captivity

Since the time he was kidnapped till now, the senator has been with those who abducted him. Based on that note, a well known human rights activist, Deji Adeyanju decided to react.

Kidnapped Nigerian Senator Spends 50 Days In Captivity

According to a post he made today on his verified Facebook page, he made it known that the senator from Akwa Ibom State, Nelson Effiong, who said that Nigerians were always exaggerating insecuriy under President Buhari has now spent over 50 days in kidnappers den.

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Kidnapped Nigerian Senator Spends 50 Days In Captivity

This is really a sad one indeed. I think this is the time for everyone to rise up and do something, because the way things are looking presently, I don’t think that anyone safe in Nigeria now. Things must be properly done if we must move forward as a country.

 

 

Ex-senator remains in captivity, more than 50 days after abduction

A former senator from Akwa Ibom State, Nelson Effiong, has spent more than 50 days in captivity, since he was abducted by gunmen around September 6 in Uyo.Antai Effiong, a lawyer and younger brother to the former senator, told PREMIUM TIMES, Wednesday, that he was yet to be set free by his abductors.

 

“The former senator has not been released, if he had been released the family would have spoken by now,” he said on phone.

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Mr Effiong said the family has been in contact with the former senator, but declined to speak further on the matter when asked if the abductors were demanding ransom.Shehu Sani, a former senator from Kaduna State, took to Facebook on Tuesday to express concern over the non-release of his former colleague.

 

“Senator Effiong (behind me) has spent over 50 days in the hands of kidnappers. My prayers for him and his family,” Mr Sani commented on a photo he posted on the social media site, showing him and Mr Effiong back then in the Senate chambers.Mr Effiong was said to have been abducted at a bar by armed men who drove in a Toyota Camry car.

 

Abduction for ransom has become one of the prevalent crimes in most states in Nigeria, with criminal gangs going after school pupils and students, politicians, and just anyone they can place some value on.

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The former senator represented Akwa Ibom South District from 2015 to 2019. Before then, he served as the Speaker of the Akwa Ibom House of Assembly.He is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress.

 

Shortly after his abduction, the police spokesperson in Akwa Ibom State, Odiko McDon, appeared on a radio programme in Uyo where he said the commissioner of police had ordered an investigation into the incident.

 

“I believe that in no distant time we will get more information on it. But as I speak, yes, we have received that report and we are working to ensure he can be rescued,” Mr McDon, a superintendent of police, said at the time.The police spokesperson did not respond to calls and a text message seeking comments from him, Wednesday.

Kidnapped Nigerian Senator Spends 50 Days In Captivity

 

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