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Fire consumes INEC’s school 12 days to polls



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that the fire incident at the warehouse of its electoral institute will not affect the conduct of the forthcoming general elections.

INEC Director, Security Directorate, Shettima Ngiladar said that only electoral materials used in the 2011 elections were destroyed by the inferno, and that there was no sensitive or non-sensitive materials meant for the 2015 elections was kept at the Electoral Institute that was consumed.

An overnight fire on Saturday that lasted about three hours gutted the warehouse of the INEC located at its Electoral Institute on Abuja Airport road.

On how the inferno that lasted more than three hours started, INEC Fire Commander, Fidelis Iroegbu said; “it was actually an electrical spark resulting from electricity power surge when the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) restored light.”

While reassuring that the inferno will not affect the scheduled 2015 general elections, the director of security said the election materials were not kept anywhere around the Electoral Institute.

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