There was a minor fire incident at about mid-day on Monday at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja.
According to a statement released by Kayode Idowu, the Chief Press Secretary to the chairman of the INEC, Attahiru Jega, the fire occurred in the office of former Director in charge of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), located in the ICT Building, and was restricted to that office when it was put out.
Men of the Fire Service attached to the Commission swiftly responded to put the fire out. According to the statement, there was no damage whatsoever to any vital facility of the Commission.
Mr Idowu said a formal investigation of the cause of the fire has commenced. Initial assessment, however, suggests that it might have resulted from an electrical fault.
Fire Guts INEC Office