As the country is still recovering from the recent razing of INEC offices around the country, the recent on being in Akwa Ibom, another office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) located in Obollo-Afor, Udenu LGA of the state in Enugu state has been set ablaze.
Confirming the sad incident, Daniel Ndukwe, the Enugu state police spokesperson told NAN on Friday that the fire incident occurred at about 9:40 pm on Thursday.
He said: “The Command received a distress call at its Udenu Police Divisional Headquarters alleging that there was fire outbreak at the Obollo-Afor office of the INEC in Udenu council area.
“Police operatives attached to the Division immediately raced to the scene, while contacting Enugu State Fire Service office in the area to promptly put off the fire.”
He said the fire was eventually put off before it could spread to other offices around the building, through combined efforts of the fire service, the police, and residents.Advertisement
“Preliminary investigation suggests that the fire may have been caused by power surge due to sudden power supply to the building before the incident occurred,” the police spokesman said.
He said Mohammed Aliyu, the commissioner of police in Enugu, has ordered an investigation to determine the actual cause of the fire outbreak.