A powerful inferno has gutted the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State.
Eye withness said the incidence occurred on Thursday night but the cause is yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this report.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi upon a call from the Chairman of the council, Solomon Onah rushed to the scene to ascertain the level of damages.
The spokesperson of Enugu State Police Command, Daniel Ndukwe, who confirmed this development said “Operatives attached to the police Division in the area immediately raced to the scene, while contacting fire service office in the area to promptly put out the fire.
” Preliminary investigation suggests that the fire, which was eventually put out before it could spread to other offices around the building, through the combined efforts of the State Fire Service, the Police and law-abiding citizens, may have been caused by power surge due to sudden power supply to the building.”
Ndukwe further disclosed that the state Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, has ordered the cordoning-off of the scene. He also said that thorough investigation has been launched by the police Command to further ascertain the actual cause of the fire outbreak and damages incurred.