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Akwa-Ibom Judge, driver released by their abductors

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Justice Joy Unwana, a judge at Oron High Court, Akwa Ibom State and her driver whom gunmen kidnapped on Monday, have regained their freedom.

Their release was announced by the State commissioner for Information, Mr Ini Ememobong, in a statement on Saturday.

NewsBand reported that the victims were kidnapped along the Okobo-Esuk Inwang-Ndon Ebom road in Akwa Ibom, while her orderly was killed.

Mr Ememobong in the statement noted that governor Umo Eno thanked God for ensuring her safe return and commended the security agencies for their commitment to duty.

The commissioner said the governor sympathised with the judge and driver for the trauma they must have gone through in the hands of their abductors.

Speaking further, the governor reassured the Akwa Ibom residents of government’s commitments toward bringing the perpetrators to book.

“The Governor, specifically, appreciated the Ministry of Internal Security for their strategic coordination and use of local intelligence in the handling of security issues,” he said.

He said Justice Unwana appreciated the governor for his concern and efforts at rescuing her and her driver from the abductors.

She recounted her ordeal in their hands, praying that no one should face such a terrible experience.

He said the freed judge and her driver are currently receiving medical attention.

 

 

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