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Fire guts INEC Abuja office, no life lost

The Abuja headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was engulfed in flames on Monday.

INEC, however, said no life was lost in the inferno and no sensitive materials got burnt too.
The INEC Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, who spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said the incident was minor, adding that it was quickly brought under control.
Mr. Osaze-Uzzi said the incident happened 1 p.m. at the first floor of the commission headquarters.
“It was a minor fire incident and the officers of the Fire Service and staff of the commission put it off with the use of fire extinguisher.
“There is nothing to worry about the incident; nobody was injured, no loss of life, and no loss of sensitive documents to the fire outbreak,’’ he said.
He said that work resumed at about 3 p.m. in the affected area after it was cleaned by staff.