Suspected arsonists set ablaze another office of the Independent Electoral Commissioner (INEC) in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu this morning September 19.
This brings to four the number of INEC offices destroyed in the state in the last four months.
According to eyewitnesses, the arsonists climbed through the perimeter fence to gain access to the office before setting it ablaze.
The fire, which started in the early hours of Sunday, did substantial damage to the INEC office before the quick response of the Fire Service helped to salvage the situation.
The Chief Fire Officer in Enugu State, Chief Okwudili Ohaa said the service received a distress call at about 1.30 a.m. and sent out firefighters.
“As usual, when we received the distress call our trucks and men at Ozalla Station quickly moved to the scene.
“We equally mobilised fire engines and firefighters from Enugu metropolis.
“Our prompt intervention saved the entire complex as only one office room was affected in the raging fire before it was extinguished,’’ he said.