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Sunday, 19 September 2021

Awgu INEC office razed in Enugu

 Awgu INEC office razed in Enugu

Arsonists yet to be identified set the INEC office at Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State ablaze on Sunday morning.

The Chief Fire Officer in Enugu State, Chief Okwudili Ohaa said the service received a distress call at about 1.30 a.m. and sent out firefighters.

“As usual, when we received the distress call our trucks and men at Ozalla Station quickly moved to the scene.

“We equally mobilised fire engines and firefighters from Enugu metropolis.

“Our prompt intervention saved the entire complex as only one office room was affected in the raging fire before it was extinguished,’’ he said.

Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee said the commission had been briefed about the attack by the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Emeka Ononamadu.

In a statement posted on Facebook, Okoye said the fire caused extensive damage to mainly the stores section where election materials are kept.

“Fortunately, all movable election materials had been evacuated following recent attacks on our offices in the State. There are no casualties in the incident.

“This unfortunate incident is the first since the last attack on our facilities four months ago in May 2021”.

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