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Hoodlums Set INEC Office On Fire in Osun, Fire Service Recovers Petrol Kegs, Knives



Suspected hoodlums have set ablaze the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) office located at Oke-Iresi area of Ede, in Ede- South Local Government area of Osun on fire.

It was learnt the incident happened in the early hour of Thursday before the intervention of personnel of fire service in the state who prevented the inferno from spreading beyond control.

CityMirrorNews gathered that the arsonists went to the office with petrol and bread to carry out the heinous crime.

Our correspondent learnt that the hoodlums targeted the main offices of the commission to raze them down and destroy the documents therein.

A resident of town identified simply as Taiwo said, “the prompt intervention of men of fire service stopped the fore from spreading to the hall and other sections of the office.

Some of the exhibit recovered by Fire fighters includes bread, petrol kegs and fix-cap and knives used by the hoodlums.

They made petrol bomb to carry out the attack by soaking bread in petrol. They really tried by extinguishing the fire. I hope that vital documents of INEC is still safe because the fire gut some offices.”

The spokesperson of Osun INEC, Mrs Oluwaseun Osimosu confirmed the incident, adding that the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Mutiu Agboke will brief journalists on the development later in the day.

Meanwhile, efforts to reach the Public Relations Officer of the State Fire Service Department proved abortive as his mobile line is not reachable and he did not respond to text put across to him on phone as at the time of filing this report.

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