Kidnapped INEC official regains freedom in Bayelsa – Official


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Bayelsa says its supervisory chairman (SPO), kidnapped on Friday, has regained his freedom.

He Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that the SPO was kidnapped while on his way to the Registration Area Center – 06 (Ossioma) in Sagbama Local Government Area.

The Head of Electoral Education and Publicity of the state INEC in Yenagoa, Wilfred Ifogah, confirmed the encouraging news in a statement made available to journalists on Saturday.

According to Ifogah, the officer is healthy and cordial.

NAN reports that the officer, whose name was not revealed, was kidnapped while waiting at Amassoma Jetty to board a ship to his deployment location.

State police spokesperson Asinim Butswat could not be reached for comment. (YAYA)

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