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Fire destroys Smart Card Readers at INEC, Akure ahead of gubernatorial election

Fire destroyed a container housing Smart Card Readers in Akure, Ondo State capital.

There was a fire outbreak at the Akure office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in the late hours of Thursday, September 10. The fire destroyed a container housing Smart Card Readers, according to a tweet on its official Twitter handle @inecnigeria.

This is happening exactly a month to Ondo State’s October 10 gubernatorial election. The National Commissioner, INEC, Barrister Festus Okoye, also announced that a prompt investigation would commence, to determine the cause of the fire after the unfortunate incident has been contained.

There are no reported cases of deaths or injuries as at the time of report.

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