PHOTOS:Fire Destoys Kaduna State Electoral Commission Office
May 12, 2018, was picked for the Kaduna State Local Government Election, but that might be affected with a new development.
Barely three weeks to the polls, the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM) on the morning of Saturday, April 21, 2018, was burning.
It was not ascertained by the Bounce News correspondent if the 6,000 Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) recently received alongside other election materials and kept in the building were intact or destroyed in the inferno.
Eyewitnesses told Bounce News that the fire started at about 11:00 a.m., when they noticed smoke coming out from one of the offices on the second floor.
One of the witnesses who spoke to Bounce News, and simply identified himself as Musa, claims they tried to help put out the fire but were prevented by police officers.
"I saw smoke where I was sitting down from the last window of the last floor of the building, and later it became fire and boys around quickly came out to help extinguish the fire, but we were not allowed to have access into the SIECOM premises.
"When the fire fighters came around, they could not make it to the scene until the top roof of the building was completely destroyed by the fire." he told Bounce News.
Neither the commission nor government authorities has issued a statement on the possible cause of the fire.
The Chairman of the Commission, Saratu Dikko Audu, has also refused to comment on the fire.
See pictures from the fire below: