Nelson Effiong, a former senator, has regained his freedom after 54 days in the kidnapper’s den.
The former senator, who represented Eket Senatorial district of Akwa Ibom State, was kidnapped in Uyo, the state capital on September 5.
Confirming his release in a statement to journalists, Nkereuwem Enyongekere, the Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, said the former lawmaker was freed on Friday.
The statement partly read: “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 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.”
The statement, however, did not state how much ransom was paid for his release.