The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Akure, Ondo state, is on fire.

It was gathered that the fire, which started at about 8pm on Thursday, razed down a container laden with smart card readers.

 

Card readers meant for the October 10 governorship election were reportedly destroyed in the outbreak.

 

It is not immediately clear what led to the fire incident.

 The Resident Electoral Commissioner of the state, Dr Rufus Akeju, could not be reached as of the time of filing this report.

 

Calls put across to his telephone line did not go through but in a series of tweets, the commission said investigation will commence once the fire has been contained.

When our correspondent visited the scene, security operatives cordoned off the premises 

More to follow…

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