The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC office in Kauran Namoda Local Government Area of Zamfara State was gutted by fire.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Prof. Sa’idu Babura Ahmed, confirmed this in statement signed by the Commission’s National Commissioner & Chairman,
Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye on Tuesday.
The statement read in part “The tragic incident occurred around 11pm 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.”