INEC Office In Abeokuta, Ogun State Burn Down By Unknown Group

The inferno was said to have affected the store, the Registration Area Officer's office, and the conference room. An eyewitness to the scene confirmed to Daily Post that “No life was lost and no injury was sustained in the fire.”

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INEC Office In Abeokuta, Ogun State Burn Down By Unknown Group - SurgeZirc Nigeria
INEC Office In Abeokuta, Ogun State Burn Down By Unknown Group.

Some unknown group have set fire to an Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Iyana, Abeokuta, Ogun State’s capital.

According to recent reports, the group scaled the perimeter fence, jumped into the premises, and set fire to the INEC building from the back side of the building.

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They were said to have soaked bread in petrol and thrown it into the building at various angles to light up the INEC building.

SurgeZirc Nigeria learned that the facility’s security guard, Azeez Hamzat, made a distress call to the police around 1 a.m., reporting that the building was on fire.

INEC Office In Abeokuta, Ogun State Burn Down By Unknown Group - SurgeZirc Nigeria
The group scaled the perimeter fence and jumped into the premises.

The Ibara division police were said to have dispatched detectives to the scene while also contacting firefighters, who raced to the scene to put out the fire.

The inferno was said to have affected the store, the Registration Area Officer’s office, and the conference room. An eyewitness to the scene confirmed to Daily Post that “No life was lost and no injury was sustained in the fire.”

INEC Office In Abeokuta, Ogun State Burn Down By Unknown Group - SurgeZirc Nigeria
The Ogun State INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Niyi Ijalaye, has confirmed.

The Ogun State INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Niyi Ijalaye, has confirmed the incident to newsmen while describing it as shocking.

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“It is correct that our office was set on fire. The police are investigating. I do not know what to say. I’m in shock myself. We called the police and other security agencies at night. The fire brigade put the situation under control. The level of damage is still being assessed.

“It is very shocking and untoward. Security agencies are doing their very best. We are meeting again later today to come up with other strategies (toward securing our facilities),” Ijalaye said.

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