Fire Razes Down INEC Office, Destroys 5,000 Card Readers- See photos.

Barely a month to the Info State Governorship Election, the Secretariat of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at Alagbaka Akure, was on Thursday night razed by fire.

The fire started at about 8:00pm. The fire was has reportedly destroyed over 5000 card reader machines that were supposed to be used for the coming election.

As of the time of filing this report, the cause of the fire is unknown.

The INEC Commissioner in charge of Information and Voters Education, Mr Festus Okoye has disclosed that the fire affected the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) section of the commission, saying over 5100 card readers were destroyed. He added that 1000 card readers that was borrowed from Osun state were also destroyed by the inferno.

No lives were lost in the incident.

See photos below:

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