In less than two weeks, a third office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Awka, the Anambra State capital, was engulfed in flames on Tuesday.

Loads of materials for the presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled for February 16, 2019, were affected by the inferno, which occurred at the INEC office near the Dr. Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka.

Card readers and other sensitive materials for the elections were razed during the incident.

The cause of the fire has not been determined as officials of the fire service are still trying to put out the fire.

Two INEC offices in Plateau and Abia states had been affected have been razed over the past few days.

The commission had called for improved security and the Inspector General of Police ordered tight security around INEC offices across the nation.

Details later...

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