Armed men on Sunday kidnapped the former Senator representing Akwa Ibom South Senatorial district in the 8th national Assembly, Senator Nelson Effiong.
Effiong, a former Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly who hails from the Oron Local Government Area was abducted by three armed men who stormed his lounge, a popular sit-out along Oron Road, Uyo, the state capital around 9pm on Sunday.
It was gathered that the hoodlums drove into the scene in a Toyota Camry Car and shot endlessly into the air to scare away people from the scene
According to reports, no fewer than eight persons were reportedly injured in a stampede during the kidnap operation which lasted for some minutes.
“The incident occurred at about 9.00pm on Sunday night. The armed men stormed the sit-out with a Toyota Camry Car and started shooting sporadically, sending the customers and other guests to scamper for safety before they made straight for the former Senator,” a source said.