The Kaduna state Independent Electoral Commission (KASIEC) office also known as KADSIECOM has been gutted by fire.
The incident occurred less than a month to the conduct of local government elections, scheduled for May 12, 2018.
It was gathered that the fire started around 10am, the top floor of the building was seen in flames, with fire fighters seen battling to put out the inferno as trucks of the state’s fire fighting unit were seen driving in.
Men of joint security operatives were seen on ground controlling the crowd that converged at the structure located on Sokoto Road in Kaduna metropolis.
As at the time of filing this report, the cause of the fire was unknown but staff of the KADSIECOM said that journalists would be briefed later as they were barred from gaining access to the building.
A source who was around when the fire started said that senior executives of the commission were in a meeting when the fire started.
“We were in a meeting when one of the commissioners alerted us that there was a fire outbreak.”
An eyewitness in the area said that if the fire fighters had arrived on time, the fire would have been put off.
Kaduna State had planned to use electronic machine for May 12 local government election.