Senator Nelson Effiong Kidnapped
No fewer than eight persons have been reportedly injured in a stampede as armed hoodlums kidnapped
The immediate past Senator representing Akwa Ibom South Senatorial District, Senator Nelson Effiong has been kidnapped.
Not less than eight persons were reportedly injured due to a stampede as armed men abducted Effiong.
Sources say the Oron-born Senator was grabbed by three armed men from his sit-out lounge, along Oron Road, Uyo, late Sunday night.
The armed men shot sporadically when they entered the lounge, leading to a stampede that caused injuries to customers.
“I have just been shot been shot along Oron Road,” Erick Ekwere, one of the victims cried out on social media, urging security agencies to rescue the situation.
“The incident occurred at about 9:00 p.m on Sunday night. The armed men stormed the sit-out with a Toyota Camry car and started shooting sporadically at random, sending the customers and other guests to scamper for safety before they made straight to the former Senator” a source said.
The former Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly was whisked away by his abductors in a Toyota Camry car to an unknown destination.
The Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr. Amiengheme Andrew, assured that “there will be a statement on the matter,” when contacted.