Enugu: Udenu INEC Office Fire Incident Caused By Power Surge – Police

…As Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State takes brief from the INEC Electoral Officer in charge of #Udenu LGA, Dustan Eke, when he arrived the scene at about 11.44pm on Thursday, to ensure effective intervention of the newly constructed fire service stations in Udenu and Igbo-Eze North Local Government Areas, as well as the one in Nsukka LGA, including the efforts of the security agencies towards safey of lives and property of residents of the area.

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Read the full text of the statement by Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Police Force…

“Following a distress call received at Udenu Police Divisional Headquarters of Enugu State Command, on 13/05/2021, at about 2140hrs, alleging there was fire outbreak at the Obollo-Afor Office of the Independence National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Udenu L.G.A. of the State, Operatives attached to the Division immediately raced to the scene, while contacting Fire Service Office in the area to promptly put out the fire.

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“2. Preliminary investigation suggests that the fire, which was eventually put out before it could spread to other offices around the building, through the combined efforts of the State Fire Service, the Police and law-abiding citizens, may have been caused by power surge due to sudden power supply to the building.

“3. Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, psc, has ordered cordoning off of the scene and launch of thorough investigation to further ascertain the actual cause of the fire outbreak and damages incurred.

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Police Public Relations Officer
FOR: Commissioner of Police
Enugu State Command”.

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