The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Orlu, Imo state, has been razed by yet to be identified arsonists.
The office was said to have been torched Monday morning, even as heaps of electoral materials were severely affected before it was quenched.
Orlando Ikeokwu, police spokesman in the state, said the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
He said the command has deployed officers in the scene, while the commissioner of police has ordered investigation into the inferno.
“I can confirm the incident to you but the cause of fire outbreak is unknown for now. The state commissioner of police has dispatched security operatives to the scene of the incident,” he said.
“The deputy commissioner of Police in charge of operations led the squad to the scene.”
The development comes amid protests over the supreme court ruling which sacked Emeke Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as governor of the state, admiring Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ihedioha has approached the apex court for a review of the ruling.