The INEC did not say who was responsible for the fires, but it said it had notified the Acting Inspector General of Police on the “emerging trend of burning the electoral commissions’ offices” days before the February 16 vote.
Elections will go as ahead as scheduled in the affected states, the commission said, adding that it had made arrangements to print new voter cards to replace those destroyed in the fire.
“The Commission wishes to assure Nigerians that it will not succumb to the antics of an arsonist whose motive might create fear in the minds of voters and sabotage the conduct of the 2019 general elections,” said INEC spokesman Festus Okoye.
Nigeria is in the middle of a major campaign season leading up to the presidential polls on Saturday and general elections later this month.
On Sunday, President Muhammadu Buhari alleged that corrupt politicians planned to use laundered funds to buy voters during the elections.
Buhari, 76, is standing for re-election, and will be running against 71 other presidential candidates for the country’s highest office. His main challenger is Atiku Abubakar, 72, a business tycoon and former vice president.