Police, Fire Service to unravel cause of fire at INEC office in Kaura Namoda

The Nigerian Police and Fire Service have began investigations into the cause of fire that gutted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Kaura Namoda Local Government, Zamfara State.

This is according to INEC press release signed by Mr Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman,
Information and Voter Education Committee.

The release stated:

The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Zamfara State, Professor Sa’idu Babura Ahmed, has reported that our office in Kauran Namoda Local Government Area was gutted by fire.

Naked fire at the INEC office at Kaura Namoda LG, Zamfara State

The tragic incident occurred around 11.00pm on Monday 2nd May 2022. No casualties were reported while critical materials such Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) and registration machines for the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise stored in fireproof cabinets were saved.

However, the building was extensively damaged. A number of fixed and movable office furniture were destroyed in spite of the best effort of the Zamfara State Fire Service and the spirited efforts of good Samaritans to contain the inferno.

The attention of the Nigeria Police has been drawn to this incident. Together with the Fire Service, they have commenced investigation to ascertain the cause of the fire and advise the Commission for further action.

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