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BREAKING: Fire Razes INEC Office In Abuja


Reports says, the Media Centre of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja was on fire Friday morning.

INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, confirmed the incident to newsmen.

He said,
 “Yes, it’s true, there was a fire. I’m going to the office to find out what happened. I will get back to you.”

It would be recalled that, this is coming days after the Corporate Affairs Commission headquarters in Maitama, Abuja, went up in flames.

It was also gathered that the incident affected the office of INEC’s Director of Voter Registry, Emmanuel Akem.

INEC said,

“The fire started at about 10:30am and was quickly put out by a combined team of firefighters from the Federal Fire Service and the FCT Fire Service; assisted by officials of the National Emergency Management Agency

“Apart from office equipment and the personal effects of the Voter Registry Director which were lost to the fire incident, the operational capacity of the commission has not in any way been affected.”

The cause of the fire is being investigated and expected to be made public in due course.

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