Enugu fire chief says INEC headquarters main building safe, 5 vehicles burnt

May 17, 2021
12 Views

The Chief Fire Officer of Enugu State, Mr Okwudili Ohaa, said timely intervention of the Fire Service saved INEC headquarters from burning down completely.

Ohaa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Monday that five INEC operational vehicles were completely burnt and one was partially burnt.

NAN reports that fire, whose cause is yet to be identified, broke out at the INEC headquarters in Enugu, located at No. 1 Achi Street, Independent Layout, at about 9:30 p.m.

He said that fire-fighters from the state’s fire service were able to put off the fire at about 10:30 p.m.

“Our timely intervention saved INEC headquarters Enugu from burning completely.

“We were able to quench the fire immediately as it tried to spread to the main building of the INEC Headquarters.

“It only gutted two seats, probably visitors’ seats in the corridors upstairs,’’ he said.

Earlier, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Mohammed Aliyu, told NAN at about 11p.m. on Sunday that he was on ground and taking control of the efforts to put off the fire.

Several calls made to INEC officials, especially the state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), his deputies as well as INEC state Public Relations Officer were not answered.

NAN recalls that on May 13, there was a fire outbreak at the INEC area office located at Orba community in Udenu Local Government Area of the state at about 9:40 p.m, which police are currently investigating.

You may be interested

Twitter Ban: Facebook, Instagram Must Register As Businesses in Nigeria – Lai Mohammed
News
1 views
News
1 views

Twitter Ban: Facebook, Instagram Must Register As Businesses in Nigeria – Lai Mohammed

Webby - June 9, 2021

Lai Mohammed Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media giants will have to register their businesses in Nigeria, according to…

Horror! Stray Bullet Kills Man During Cult Clash In Ilesa (Graphic Photo)
News
7 views
News
7 views

Horror! Stray Bullet Kills Man During Cult Clash In Ilesa (Graphic Photo)

Webby - June 9, 2021

After a gun duel on Tuesday, Solo Iwara, according to a source, allegedly launched another attack Wednesday morning.   According…

Judges, Magistrates Are Not On Strike, Can Deliver Judgement – JUSUN
News
10 views
News
10 views

Judges, Magistrates Are Not On Strike, Can Deliver Judgement – JUSUN

Webby - June 9, 2021

JUSUN The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria has stated that Judges and Magistrates are free to deliver their judgments. However,…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.