Gunmen demand N200m to free Senator Nelson Effiong

The abductors of Senator Nelson Effiong have reportedly demanded the sum of N200 million for his freedom.

Effiong represented Akwa Ibom South (Eket) in the red chambers of the National Assembly between 2011 and 2015. He was kidnapped on September 5 by three armed men at his lounge, a popular sit-out along Oron Road in Uyo.

“They have reached the family and are demanding for N200 million. And the question is, where is the family going to get that kind of money with the way things are in the state? We pray for him to regain his freedom,” a source close to the family told Vanguard.

Akwa Ibom police spokesperson Odiko MacDon did not respond to requests for comments.