The Katsina State Police Command says three INEC ad hoc staff kidnapped during Saturday’s governorship and state assembly elections in the state has been released by their abductors.

It would be recalled that gunmen killed one policeman in Danmusa Local Government Area of the state and kidnapped three INEC ad hoc staff.

Katsina State Police Spokesman Gambo Isa said in a statement that the victims were taken to Danmusa Hospital for medical attention and later reunited with their respective families.

He added that efforts were ongoing to arrest the hoodlums.

Polls: Centre Decries Electoral Irregularities In Some States

The Centre for Democracy and Development, CDD has expressed concern over what it called electoral irregularities in some states in the March 9 elections.

A member of the CDD’s Election Analysis Centre, ECA Joe Abah, made this known at a news briefing on the EAC’s Update on the Saturday’s Governorship and the House of Assembly elections in Abuja.

He cited example with Imo state where after the commencement of voting, it was reported that there was open ballot stuffing at polling unit 010A and 010B at Mbutu Ward, Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of the state.

According to Abah, the police reportedly arrested no fewer than 105 political thugs in the state. He said vote buying remained a significant concern during the elections in parts of the country.

He lamented that buying and selling of votes prevailed in spite the warning by INEC, security agencies and the anti-corruption agencies.