Police operatives in Imo State have rescued 19 Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) Ad-Hoc staff who were kidnapped in the early hours of Saturday in Imo State.
The development was confirmed by INEC authorities in the state.
According to officials, the 19 Ad-Hoc staff of the electoral body were on their way to seven different polling units in Ugbelie ward 06 in Ideato South LGA of Imo state when they were abducted.
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The electoral body’s spokesperson, Chinenye Chijioke-Osuji, said the rescued took place after a distress call and information about the incident was made to the operatives who immediately swung into action.
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She added that even though they were rescued, all the election materials which include BVAS and sensitive materials were not recovered.