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Fire erupts INEC office in Enugu; as police probe scene

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A midnight fire occured on Thursday night, May 13, at about 9:40p.m at INEC office in Enugu State.

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The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission located at Obollo Afor, Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State was engulfed by fire.

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Though the cause of the outbreak is unknown, many residents attributed it to an electrical spark from one of the poles supplying power to the premises.

Following the fire outburst, operatives attached to the Division immediately rushed to scene while contacting the Fire Service Office.

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The spoke person of Enugu State Police Command, Daniel Ndukwe who confirmed the incidence said, “Operatives attached to the Police Division in the area immediately raced to the scene while contacting future service office in the area to promptly out out the fire.

Preliminary investigation suggests that the fire which was eventually put out before it could spread to other offices around the building, through the combined efforts if the State Fire Service, the Police and law abiding citizens, may have been caused by power surge due to sudden supply to the building”.

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Ndukwe further revealed to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) early Friday morning that the Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Mohammed Aliyu has given a directive for the investigation of the incidence. He also ordered that there should be a condoning off of the scene to ensure thorough examination.

The Governor of the state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi was present at the scene after reportedly getting a distress call from the Udenu Council Chairman, Solomon Onah, who briefed him about the incident. The Governor rushed to the scene to inspect the level of casualties and damages done by the fire outbreak.

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