Some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have been held hostage in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
This was made known in a post on the commission’s social media platform X on Sunday, adding that the situation is being monitored closely.
The development was said to have followed the conduct of the gubernatorial election in the state.
While calling on security agencies to immediately ensure that the abducted staff are released, INEC warned that the development is detrimental to credible elections.
The statement read, “The Unfolding Situation in Brass Local Government Area.
“The Commission is closely watching the situation in Brass LGA of Bayelsa State where our officials are held hostage.
“This is detrimental to credible elections. We call on the security agencies to immediately facilitate their release.”