Nelson Effiong, a former senator from Akwa Ibom State, has been released after 54 days in captivity.
On September 5, he was kidnapped by bandits in a Toyota Camry who targeted his resting area along Oron Toad.
The leader of the All Progressives Congress is claimed to have been taken away while three others were injured.
On Friday, October 30, 2021, Effiong was released.
Senator Nelson Effiong was released from the den of the kidnappers, according to a statement released by the APC in Akwa Ibom State headlined “The Release of Senator Nelson Effiong from the Den of the Kidnappers.”
However, the amount of ransom paid for his release was not disclosed in the announcement.
It simply thanked those who helped him achieve his goal of liberation from captivity.
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.”