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Again, Fire Guts INEC Office

Enugu Police Command has confirmed a fire outbreak at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Enugu state.

The state police spokesperson, Daniel Ndukwe who confirmed this to NAN on Friday, said the fire incident occurred at about 9:40 pm on Thursday.

Ndukwe stated that the affected office is located in Obollo-Afor, Udenu LGA of the state.

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.”

According to the Police Spokesman, the fire was eventually put off before it could spread to other offices around the building, through the combined efforts of the fire service, the police, and residents.

He added that “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.”

Ndukwe noted that the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Aliyu, has ordered an investigation to determine the actual cause of the fire outbreak.

The Enugu fire outbreak is coming days after the Commission’s offices in Akwa Ibom and Abia were razed.

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