Arsonists have set the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office at Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State ablaze.
The incident happened on Sunday.
The chief fire officer in Enugu, Okwudili Ohaa, said that a distress call was received by the Enugu State Fire Service at about 1:30 a.m.
“As usual, when we received the distress call, our trucks and men at Ozalla station quickly moved to the scene.
“We equally mobilised fire engines and firefighters from Enugu metropolis.
“Our prompt intervention saved the entire complex as only one office room was affected in the raging fire before it was extinguished,” he said.
Mr Ohaa said that the quick response of firefighters gave credence to the establishment of fire stations in local government areas by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
“With the development, it is important to note that the state’s residents and infrastructure are now benefiting from the massive investment of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi in building and equipping new fire stations throughout the state,” he said.
It is suspected that the arsonists climbed through the perimeter fence to gain access to the INEC complex.
The police and INEC officials were unavailable to speak about the incident.
Earlier in the year, arsonists had attacked the INEC headquarters in Enugu State and the INEC office in Udenu Local Government Area of the state as well