Arsonists set electoral commission office ablaze in Enugu state

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office at Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State was on Sunday set ablaze by suspected arsonist, as sources said the suspects climbed through the perimeter fence to gain access to the office complex.

Penpushing reports that, the Chief Fire Officer in Enugu State, Okwudili Ohaa, confirmed the incident, adding that following distress call received by the agency at about 1.30am, the officials raced to the scene

“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 fire fighters 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.

Penpushing further reports that, the Chief Fire Officer pointed out that the quick response of fire fighters gave credence to the establishment of fire stations in local government areas by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

“With the development, it is important to note that the state’s residents and infrastructure are now benefiting from massive investment of Governor. Ugwuanyi in building and equipping new fire stations throughout the state,’’ he said.

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