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Kidnapped Senator Nelson Effiong Spends Third Week In Kidnappers’ Den

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An abducted senator, Nelson Effiong, is still in captivity, the family has said.

This is coming as reports have it that kidnappers had set the senator free.

Nelson Effiong, a resident of Oron Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, who represented Akwa Ibom South Senatorial district in the eight national Assembly, was abducted by three armed men on Sunday, September 5, 2021, around 9 pm.

Speaking with newsmen on Monday in Uyo, the state capital, the younger brother of the abducted senator, Uyoh Effiong, said people had been calling to congratulate him over the release of his brother, but he insisted that “the information is fake.”

“They have not released him. He is still there. In fact, we have been worried and praying that he should be released because it is three weeks and one day today since he was abducted.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, said the command was not aware of the senator’s release.

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