A former Senator from Akwa Ibom State, Nelson Effiong, has regained his freedom after spending 54 days in captivity.

He was abducted on September 5 by bandits who attacked his resting place along Oron Toad in a Toyota Camry.

The All Progressives Congress chieftain was said to have been whisked away while injuries were inflicted on three others.

Effiong regained his freedom on Friday October 30, 2021.

This disclosure was made in a statement by the APC in Akwa Ibom State, titled, “The Release of Senator Nelson Effiong from the Den of the Kidnappers.”

But the statement did not reveal how much ransom was paid for his release.

It merely appreciated those who contributed towards his freedom from the grip of the underworld.

The statement partly read, “The All Progressives Congress Akwa Ibom State Chapter wishes to intimate the APC family and the general public of the release of Sen Nelson Effiong who was kidnapped on Sunday evening of September 5, 2021.

“The Senator gained his freedom just yesterday (Friday, October 30, 2021) from the enclave and grip of the men of the underworld.

“It is our deepest concern as a party to register our sincere gratitude to God Almighty and all who contributed in one way or the other to facilitate his release and return to his family and party.

“We humbly pray to God to accord you all the commensurable blessings you deserve for identifying with us throughout the period of the predicament.”

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