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