Gunmen demand N200m to free ex-senator

Gunmen have demanded the sum of N200million to free the former lawmaker, Senator Nelson Effiong from captivity, Vanguard newspaper reports

A source close to the family said: “they have reached the family and are demanding for 200 million naira. 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.”

Intel Region  reported that eight persons were reportedly injured in a stampede when the gunmen abducted him while relaxing with friends at an upscale lounge along the ever-busy Oron road on September 7.

Intel Region understand  that several bullets have successfully been extracted from one of the victims who was rushed to an undisclosed hospital.

Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko MacDon, a Superintendent of Police did not respond to several calls or text messages sent to his mobile phone for an update on the abduction, however, the Commissioner of Police, Amiengheme Andrew had vowed to get to the roots of the incident and free him from the hoodlums.

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