By Ibrahim Nasidi Saal
The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Zamfara State, Professor Sa’idu Babura Ahmed, reported that a fire gutted the Kauran Namoda Local Government Area office of the Commission.
The tragic incident occurred around 11.00 pm on Monday, May 2, 2022. No casualties were reported while critical materials such as Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) and registration machines for the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise stored in fireproof cabinets were saved.
However, the building was extensively damaged. Several fixed and movable office furniture were destroyed despite the best effort of the Zamfara State Fire Service and the spirited efforts of good Samaritans to contain the inferno.
The attention of the Nigeria Police has been drawn to this incident. Together with the Fire Service, they have commenced an investigation to ascertain the cause of the fire.