Enugu fire chief says INEC headquarters main building safe, 5 vehicles burnt




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The Chief Officer of State, Mr Okwudili Ohaa, said timely of Service saved headquarters burning down completely.

Ohaa told the News Agency of (NAN) Monday five operational were completely burnt and one was partially burnt.

NAN reports , whose cause is yet to be identified, broke out at the headquarters , located at No. 1 Achi Street, Independent Layout, at about 9:30 p.m.

He said fire-fighters the state’s fire service were able to put the fire at about 10:30 p.m.

timely saved INEC headquarters Enugu burning completely.

“We were able to quench the fire immediately as it tried to spread to the main building of the INEC Headquarters.

“It only gutted two seats, probably visitors seats at the corridors upstairs,’’ he said.

Earlier, the state’s , Mr Mohammed Aliyu, told NAN at about 11p.m. Sunday that he was ground and taking control of the efforts to put the fire.

Several calls made to INEC officials, especially the state’s Electoral Commissioner (REC), his deputies as well as INEC state Relations Officer was not answered.

NAN recalls that May 13, there was a fire outbreak at the INEC area office located at Orba community Udenu Local Government Area of the state at about 9:40 p.m, which police are currently investigating.

(NAN)