Fire guts INEC’s electoral institute

Fire guts INEC’s electoral institute

Kenny Awotorebo

The Independent National Electoral Commission’s Electoral Institute in Abuja has been gutted by fire.

The fire which began at about 11pm on Saturday destroyed bags, envelopes, election forms and electrical control panel/ switch in the institute’s warehouse before it was contained at 2am on Sunday.

Before INEC spoke on the incident, there was apprehension, especially in Abuja on Sunday that some sensitive materials for the March 28 and April 11 general elections might have been affected by the inferno.

INEC described the items damaged by the fire as “non-sensitive and old materials” used for the 2011 elections.

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