Unknown gunmen, on Monday, kidnapped a former lawmaker, Senator Effiong Nelson, in Akwa Ibom State.
Effiong, who represented Eket Senatorial District in Akwa Ibom State, was kidnapped by three armed hoodlums at his lounge, a well-liked sit-out alongside Oron Road in Uyo.
The hoodlums reportedly stormed the venue at about 9pm on Sunday night time and opened fireplace on clients within the lounge.
The senator was taken away whereas a number of patrons on the bar have been injured in the course of the assault.
One of the victims, Paul Ekwere, a media aide to one of many lawmakers in Akwa Ibom House of Assembly posted on his social media handles, “I have just been shot at along Oron Road. The incident occurred at about 9pm on a Sunday night.”
The armed males stormed the sit-out with a Toyota Camry automobile and began capturing sporadically at random, sending the purchasers and different friends to scamper for security earlier than they made it straight to the previous Senator.
“He was later whisked away by the hoodlums in a Toyota Camry car to an unknown destination.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, was quoted as saying, “we have received the sad report, the CP is miffed about it and had promised to spare no resources in ensuring his safe rescue and perpetrators brought to book.”