No Casualties, Loss of Critical Materials in Zamfara Fire –INEC

No Casualties, Loss of Critical Materials in Zamfara Fire–INEC (News Central TV)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says no causality was reported at the fire incident that razed its Kauran Namoda office in Zamafara State, North West Nigeria.

National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye said in Abuja on Tuesday that they got a report of the tragic incident around 11pm on Monday from the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Zamfara, Professor Sa’idu Ahmed.

“No casualties were reported while critical materials such as Permanent Voters’ Cards and registration machines for the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration  exercise stored in fireproof 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  Fire Service and the spirited efforts of good Samaritans to contain the inferno.”

Okoye explained that the state Police command has been informed about the incident.

He added that the Nigeria police and fire service had commenced investigations to determine the immediate and remote causes of the fire and advise the commission accordingly.

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