Justice Joy Unwana, a judge at Oron High Court, Akwa Ibom State and her driver whom gunmen abducted, have regained their freedom.
The information commissioner, Ini Ememobong made this the development in a statement on Saturday.
The judge was said to have been kidnapped alongside her driver on her way back from a court sitting.
Different branches of the Nigerian Bar Association, including the Oron branch, where Justice Unwana serves as a judge, protested the incident and shut down court proceedings.
The governor reassured Akwa Ibom residents of the government’s commitment to 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,” the statement read.