Breaking: 4695 smart card readers destroyed in Anambra fire - INEC

Breaking: 4695 smart card readers destroyed in Anambra fire - INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed the fire incident which occurred at one of its offices in Anambra state.

In a statement on Tuesday, February 12, the electoral body confirmed that this is the third fire incident happening in 12 days.

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INEC confirmed that 4695 smart card readers were destroyed in the fire incident although no lives were lost.

The electoral body commended the fire service for responding quickly to put out the fire and said the incident has been reported to the police.

INEC noted that while the fire incident may have been a setback, it promised that the election will still hold and that spare card readers from other states will be deployed to Anambra.

Legit.ng had reported that with less than a week to the February 16 general elections, another office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Awka, Anambra state capital, has been engulfed in flames.

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Sahara Reporters reports that the saddening fire incident, which occurred on Tuesday, February 12, at INEC office near Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka, has led to destruction of electoral material marked for the February 16 election in the state.

Legit.ng notes that this would be the third times the offices of the electoral umpire would be subjected to inferno attacks following two previous incidents in Abia and Plateau states.

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