One of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) offices in Zamfara has been razed by fire. The office which is situated in the Kauran Namoda Local Government Area of the state was gutted by fire at 11:00 pm yesterday.
INEC who confirmed the fire incident said Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) and registration machines for the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise were stored in a fireproof cabinet and are in a safe condition.
The Election commission through a statement signed by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, however, noted that the building was extensively damaged and different furniture was destroyed by fire.
The commission disclosed that the Nigeria Police and fire service has commenced investigations to ascertain the cause of the fire incident.
“However the building was extremely damaged. A number of fixed and movable furniture were destroyed in spite of the best efforts 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 investigations to ascertain the cause of the fire and advise the commission for further action” a part of the statement reads.