The INEC office in Enugu was set ablaze.
The Independent National Electoral Commission’s office in Obollo-Afor, Enugu State’s Udenu local government district, was destroyed by a midnight fire.
The police command in the state reported the incident, which occurred late Thursday night.
‘Fire incident at INEC office in Obollo-Afor: CP orders the conduct of a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the fire outbreak and damages sustained,’ said Enugu police spokesman Daniel Ndukwe in a statement.
According to the release, the state fire department, tenants, and security officers worked together to prevent the fire from spreading to other offices in the building.
“Following a distress call received at Udenu Police Divisional Headquarters of Enugu State Command on 13/05/2021 at around 2140hrs, alleging that there was fire outbreak at the Obollo-Afor Office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Udenu L.G.A. of the State, the statement read in part, “Following a distress call received at Udenu Police Divisional Headquarters of Enugu State Command on 13/05/2021.
“Operatives from the Division rushed to the scene and immediately contacted the local Fire Service Office to put out the fire.
“Preliminary analysis indicates that the fire, which was put out before it spread to other offices around the building thanks to the joint efforts of the State Fire Service, the Police, and law-abiding people, was triggered by a power surge due to a sudden power supply to the building,” according to the study.
“In the meantime, the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Aliyu, has ordered the area to be cordoned off and a comprehensive investigation to determine the exact origin of the fire and the extent of the damage.”
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