An office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC was engulfed in flames on Friday, April 17, has gathered.
This incident is coming days after the Corporate Affairs Commission headquarters in Maitama, Abuja, went up in flames.
Eyewitnesses reported that the section gutted was the Media Centre; which is the office of INEC’s Director of Voter Registry, Emmanuel Akem.
INEC issued a statement which reads, “The fire started at about 10:30 am, and was quickly put out by a combined team of firefighters from the Federal Fire Service and the FCT Fire Service; assisted by officials of the National Emergency Management Agency.
“Apart from office equipment and the personal effects of the Voter Registry Director which were lost to the fire incident, the operational capacity of the commission has not in any way been affected.”