The headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Enugu State, was on Sunday night gutted by fire barely one week after the office in Obollo-Afor, Udenu was razed.
The office is located at number 1 Achi Street by Agric Bank Bus stop in Independence Layout, Enugu.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Mohammed Aliyu, confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The commissioner, who did not respond to further questions, said that he was still at the scene of the incident to save the office from the disaster.
NAN however, gathered at the time of filing this report, that the Enugu State Fire Service as well as the Federal Fire Service were also doing everything possible to quench the fire.
Several calls made to INEC officials especially the state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr Emeka Ononamadu and the Public Relations Officer by NAN were not picked.
Meanwhile, the Enugu State Police Command has commenced investigation into the fire incident on the INEC office at Obollo-Afor, Udenu Local Government Area of the state.
TheNewsGuru.com, TNG reports that the incessant fire incidents at the commission’s offices in some parts of the country is becoming a source of worry to its leadership and political players in the country especially as the 2023 general elections draw closer.
The INEC leadership had last week said it will hold emergency meeting with all its Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) over the constant attacks on its offices.
The meeting, TNG gathered will hold on Wednesday, May 19 in Abuja.