The Police have confirmed the kidnapping of Senator Nelson Effiong, who represented Eket Senatorial District in the eighth Senate.
“He was kidnapped by unknown gunmen at a popular drinking spot on Oron Road, Uyo,” he said.
Macdon said that the command would ensure that the perpetrators were brought to book and also secure the release of the politician.
“We have received that sad report of the kidnapped of the Senator.
A source, who sought anonymity, said that Sen. Effiong was kidnapped at his joint on Oron road in Uyo main town.
The source said that Senator Nelson Effiong was abducted by three armed hoodlums at the lounge believed to be his business place in the night and escaped with him to an unknown destination.
“Eight of the customers at the lounge were injured during a scuffle as they scampered for safety as the gunmen shot sporadically. causing a stampede at the lounge,” he said.
One of the victims, Mr Paul Ekwere, now receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital in Uyo said the hoodlums invaded the lounge while they were drinking and shot customers, wounding some of them.
“I was shot at the lounge, I appeal to security agencies to rescue the situation,” he said.
Ekwere explained that the incident occurred at about 10:00 p.m. on Sunday.
He said the abductors 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 senator,” a source said. (NAN)