Operatives of the Imo State Police Command have rescued 19 Ad-Hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission kidnapped in the state in the early hours of Saturday.
INEC spokesperson in the State, Chinenye Chijioke-Osuji, confirmed the development.
She disclosed that the kidnapped INEC officials were rescued after a distress call, and information about the incident was disclosed to the security operatives, who swung into action immediately.
The rescued INEC Ad-Hoc staff were on their way to seven different polling units in Ugbelie ward 06 in Ideato South Local Government Area of the State when they were kidnapped.
She added that some election materials, including BVAS and sensitive materials, were however not recovered.