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Firefighters save INEC headquarters from being razed

He disclosed that firefighters from the state’s fire service put out the fire at about 10:30 p.m.

• May 17, 2021

The Chief Fire Officer of Enugu, Okwudili Ohaa, said timely intervention of firefighters saved INEC headquarters from being razed.

Mr Ohaa, on Monday, revealed that the fire destroyed five INEC operational vehicles.

The fire broke out at the INEC headquarters in Enugu, located at 1 Achi Street, Independent Layout, at about 9:30 p.m.

He disclosed that firefighters from the state’s fire service put out the fire at about 10:30 p.m.

“Our timely intervention saved INEC headquarters Enugu from 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 police chief, Mohammed Aliyu, told NAN at about 11:00 p.m. on Sunday that he was on the ground and taking control of efforts to put out the fire.

Several calls made to INEC officials, especially the state’s resident electoral commissioner and his deputies, were not answered.

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


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