BREAKING!!! Police Rescues Youth Leader Kidnapped by Ekere Over Support for Udom (Graphic Photo)
in Akwa Ibom Friday stormed the home of APC governorship candidate Mr
Nsima Ekere, where a popular youth leader Mr. Emmanuel Sunday Ekpuk,
alias Young King, was rescued from abduction and torture in Edemaya,
Ikot Abasi Local Government Area, Igbere TV reports.
gathered that youths who were suspected as members of the All
Progressives Congress (APC) numbering over 70 abducted the youth leader
who has maintained his support for the PDP and Governor Udom Emmanuel’s
The victim (Ekpuk) was taken to the University of Uyo
Teaching Hospital for treatment after he was rescued by the men of the
Nigeria Police in Ikot Abasi.Ekpuk who narrated his ordeal in the hands
of his abductors, told Igbere Tv that his attackers stormed his
residence in Ikot Okpok, one of the 23 villages that make up Edemaya
clan, at about 7.30 inthe morning in a convoy of four cars and 30
motorcycles and started shooting sporadically into the air to scare away
those around, before he was captured and driven away in the booth of
one of the cars.
The victim was allegedly accused of promoting
Governor Udom Emmanuel, instead of his brother Nsima Ekere, and was seen
as a major force against Ekere’s moves to control the youths in Ikot
Abasi, his hometown.
With injuries all over his head and parts of
his body, Ekpuk explained how the assailants made a stopover at two
locations where he was brutalisedbefore finally ending up in the family
compound of the APC governorship candidate in Ikot Oborenyin, Edemaya,
where he was then handed over to Chief Gabriel Ekere the father ofNsima
Ekere before the police arrived and rescued him.
Crime Officer in Ikot Abasi who led the rescue team said they swung into
action following a distress call to his station about the abduction of
the youth leader, and headed straight for Edemaya where the victim was
rescued and then taken to the hospital for treatment, given his state of
health as at the time of rescue.
When Igbere Tv visited the
hospital, a team of medical personnel was seen battling to stabilise the
condition of the victim, while a detachment from the State anti
kidnapping Squad of the Police Headquarters in Ikot Akpan Abia also
engaged the victim in further interrogation.
Meanwhile it was
revealed that it took the intervention of the member representing Ikot
Abasi/Eastern Obolo State Constituency at the State House of Assembly,
Hon. Uduak Odudoh before what would have turned
out a ‘day of
blood’ was averted in the Edemaya community as he (Odudoh) stopped the
youths from the victim’s village and his other followers from a reprisal
attack on the assailants.