Enugu Police commissioner orders investigation into fire outbreak at Igboeze South INEC office

The Enugu State Commissioner , Mr Mohammed Aliyu, has ordered an investigation into a fire outbreak at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Igboeze-South Government Area.

Aliyu gave the directive in a statement made available to the News Agency (NAN) by the state’ Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, on Monday, in Enugu.

NAN reports the INEC area office in Igboeze-South area was gutted by fire on Sunday, May 23.

In giving the directive, the commissioner said: “The thorough investigation will unravel the cause the fire incident, damages incurred and possible arrest assailants. It has commenced’’.

He said following receipt of a distress call there was fire outbreak at INEC office in Igboeze-South, the Area Commander, Nsukka Area Command, mobilised operatives of `Operation Peace’ to the scene.

“They stormed the scene and forced open the entrance to the building.

“With the help of the state’ fire service and other law-abiding citizens, the fire, which had gutted a room in the office, was put out’’, he said.

Mr Romanus Ezekwueme, Chief Officer at the secretariat, who confirmed the incident, said the inferno started at about 11p.m., but was promptly extinguished by the state fire service whose officers were called to the scene. (NAN)