Gunmen Abduct State High Court Judge

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AKWA IBOM, Nigeria – Mediaage NG News – Gunmen have kidnapped a Nigerian high court judge, Joy Uwanna and killed her guard in southern Akwa Ibom state, police say.

Justice Uwanna was reportedly abducted on her way back from a court sitting on Monday night, along Uyo-Okoboin in Oron town.

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It is said that the gunmen opened fire and shot a policeman protecting the judge before taking her and the driver away.

A police spokesperson in Akwa Ibom state Odiko Macdon said the incident was “unfortunate”, adding that security forces were now investigating the matter.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but abductions for ransom by criminal gangs are frequent in some parts of Nigeria.

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