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INEC lists items lost to fire at Kano data centre

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has listed the items lost to a fire which engulfed its data centre in Kano State on Tuesday.

WuzupNigeria reports that the Public Relations Officer of the Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, had confirmed that the fire started about 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday.

And INEC, in the statement, said that the fire started around 10.15am and engulfed the Kano DPC before it was contained by the Federal Fire Service.

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The statement read, “The Staff made spirited efforts to bring the fire under control using fire extinguishers, but they were overwhelmed until the arrival of officers of the Federal Fire Service who subsequently quenched the fire.”

The statement listed the items lost to the conflagration, including “industrial printers used for the printing hard copies of the voter register, Laser Jet Printers, Dell and Blade repositories containing soft copies of the voters’ register for the State, Desk Top Computers, Laptops for training, inverters and other accessories and fittings.”

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According to INEC, the data in the Voter Register for Kano State and sensitive documents of the State Office are backed up offsite, thus safe.

“We assure members of the public that this incident will not in any way affect the operations of the Commission,” the statement said.

The statement ends with INEC assuring that investigation into the source of the fire has begun.

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