BREAKING: Fire destroys INEC office in Kano

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An early morning fire has destroyed the Independent National Electoral Commission office in Kano.

Sources told Solacebase that the fire affected the ICT office of the commission.

“In the data centre are laptops, batteries and other related gadgets for data processing activities,” one of them said.

They added that close to the data centre is a box containing card readers but they were not affected.

The fire was said to have started at about 10.30 am, on Tuesday.

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A source said when the fire started, the commission had to quickly seek assistance from the Airport and Federal fire service at the Federal Secretariat.

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Although the staff of the commission were directed to stay by, however, Electoral Officers from local governments across the state undergoing training were asked to go home.

Some staff members, who witnessed the incident, noted that the fire started following the fluctuations of electricity power voltage which abruptly resulted in the blasting of some air conditioners at the centre.

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