The Katsina State Police Command on Thursday in Katsina told newsmen that the INEC ad-hoc staff, which was kidnapped by bandits while on INEC duty during the Presidential and National Assembly polls in Safana Local Government Area of the state has been freed by his abductors.
The State’s Police Commissioner, Sanusi Buba while confirming the development said the victim escaped from his abductors and has since spoken with him.
He said’’ he escaped from his abductors and has spoken with me on his ordeals. Originally he was not officially engaged by INEC but had volunteered to replace someone who was earlier employed by the commission but could not turn up. We have already made an arrest on the matter and shall certainly prosecute the criminal ‘’
Recall that Katsina Post reported to you an Adhoc Staff working with the Independent National Electoral Commission, Yazid Abdullahi was Saturday, February 23, kidnapped by armed bandits while in the company of other four of his colleagues.
The INEC Electoral Officer for the Local Government Area, Malam Sabiu Abdulkadir who confirmed the development to newsmen said the kidnappers didn’t remove anything from their victim and that the incident didn’t affect the election in any way.