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Abducted ex-Senator released after 54 days in captivity!

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Nelson Effiong, a former senator from Akwa Ibom’s Eket senatorial district, has been released by his kidnappers.

On September 5, Effiong was kidnapped “at a popular drinking place” in Uyo, according to the police.

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In a statement released on Saturday, Nkereuwem Enyongekere, the state publicity secretary for the All Progressives Congress (APC), confirmed Effiong’s release.

He stated that the former congressman was released on Friday, and he thanked those who assisted in his release.

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The All Progressives Congress Akwa Ibom State Chapter wishes to intimate the APC family and the general public of the release of Sen Nelson Effiong who was kidnapped on Sunday evening of September 5, 2021,” the statement reads.

“The Senator gained his freedom just yesterday (Friday, October 30, 2021) from the enclave and grip of the men of the underworld.

“It is our deepest concern as a party to register our sincere gratitude to God Almighty and all who contributed in one way or the other to facilitate his release and return to his family and party.”

We humbly pray to God to accord you all the commensurable blessings you deserve for identifying with us throughout the period of the predicament.”

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