Fresh Tragedy in Ibadan As Fire Guts INEC Office, Details Emerge

Fresh Tragedy in Ibadan As Fire Guts INEC Office, Details Emerge

  • The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ibadan southeast local government has been gutted by fire
  • The state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr Adeniran Tella, confirmed the fire outbreak
  • It was gathered that the tragic incident occurred at about 10:30 am on Friday, January 26, as it adds to the list of tragedies in the state in less than two weeks journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro

Ibadan, Oyo – The Electoral Commission in Oyo State has confirmed a fire incident at its Ibadan South East Local Government Area Office.

In a statement released in Ibadan by Dr Adeniran Tella, the state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), it was stated that the fire occurred at approximately 10:30 am on Friday, January 26.

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It was gathered that the incident occurred in the morning on Friday, Jan. 26
The city of Ibadan recently suffered a gas explosion that claimed lives and destroyed houses. Photo Credit: Seyi Makinde
Source: UGC

While the exact cause of the fire remains undetermined, it is speculated to have originated from a power surge, as stated by the REC, PM News reported.

He confirmed that no casualties were recorded and clarified that only logistical items were destroyed.

Tella further emphasised that the occurrence would not impact the upcoming Saki West State Constituency re-run election scheduled for February 3.

The city of Ibadan has been plagued with several tragedies in less than two, with the most recent being the mining explosion in the Bodija area of the town that led to the loss of lives and properties.

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In another report, the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Dele Alake, visited the explosion site in Ibadan.

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Emergency workers revealed that human parts had been recovered from the site of the explosion.

The minister tasked the citizens to always report suspicious acts in their neighbourhood to authorities to prevent the recurrence of such fatal incidents.

Panic as aircraft with VIPs onboard crashlands in Ibadan

Meanwhile, a private jet has crash-landed at the Samuel Ladoke Akintola Airport, Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, on Friday, January 26. reports that the jet, which earlier left Abuja, crash-landed around 11 am with about 10 persons onboard.

The jet, Bombardier Challenger 601-3R, with registration number N580KR, missed the runway at the airport.



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