The Akwa Ibom State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has tasked security agencies in the state, including the Directorate of State Service (DSS) and the police to rescue and apprehend those who kidnapped former senator, Nelson Effiong in the State.
Effiong, a chieftain of the APC in the state and the immediate past senator representing Akwa Ibom South Senatorial District, was abducted in his sit-out in Uyo the state capital on Sunday, September 5, by suspected armed men.
It was gathered that they stormed the vicinity at about 9pm and shot sporadically into the air to scare away people before abducting their victim.
Several persons, including one Paul Ekwere, an S.A. on Media to a sitting Lawmaker, were injured.
The APC in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Nkereuwem Enyongekere on Tuesday, September 7, said the party is worried and distressed over the incident.
The statement reads in part: “Our party has been very worried and distressed to learn of the kidnap of Sen. Nelson Effiong, one of our strong Chieftains who is also the immediate past Senator representing Akwa Ibom South (Eket) Senatorial District of Akwa Ibom State.
“Today, the Caretaker Committee Chairman Dr. Ita Udosen has, on behalf of the party, urged the DSS, the Nigerian Police Force and other security outfits in the state, to urgently swing into action to bring him back home safe while ensuring that those behind this dastardly act are made to face the full wrath of the law.
“The Party therefore advises Sen. Effiong’s family and the general public to liberally provide useful information to the security agencies to aid his rescue from the kidnappers’ den.
“The party will do everything in its power to secure Senator Effiong’s release while enjoining all our party faithful to continue to pray for his safe return to his family and our APC fold soonest”