The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, has been set on fire by suspected hoodlums.
The hoodlums stormed the area under the cover of darkness, scaled the perimeter fence of INEC office in an early hours of Thursday to gain entry to the Commission’s premises and set the building on fire.
The arsonists were said to have lobed items soaked in Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) into different locations within the building before setting up the INEC office.
Operatives of the Federal Fire Service (FFS), Ogun State Command, were hurried to the scene to contain the fire, which it was gathered, severely affected the store, the Registration Area Officer’s office and the conference room. The FFS Public Relations Officer, Mr Ayanosiji Oluwasegun, told the correspondent that the operatives received distress calls few minutes after 1 am on Thursday, informing them that the INEC office was on fire.
Oluwasegun however said the fire had been put out by the Fire Service operatives.