A fire incident has occurred at the Obollo-Afor office of the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC).
The cause of the fire outbreak at the INEC is unknown accord to a statement by Daniel Ndukwe the Police Public Relations Officer in the state in a statement.
“Following a distress call received at Udenu Police Divisional Headquarters of Enugu State Command on 13/05/2021 at about 2140hrs, alleging that there was fire outbreak at the Obollo-Afor Office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Udenu L.G.A. of the State.”
“Operatives attached to the Division immediately raced to the scene while contacting Fire Service Office in the area to promptly put 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 of the State Fire Service, the Police and law-abiding citizens, may have been caused by a power surge due to sudden power supply to the building.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Aliyu, has ordered the cordoning off of the scene and launch of a thorough investigation to further ascertain the actual cause of the fire outbreak and damages incurred.”
The Southeast region in the past few weeks has witnessed a series of attack especially on government institutions which is reportedly being carried out by unknown gunmen.
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