Report gathered that the Resident Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Kano, northwest Nigeria, Alhaji Abdullahi Minkaila is dead.
He died along with his wife and two daughters at a Kano hospital after suffering severe burns from a mysterious fire that gutted his residence at the Farm Centre axis, within Kano metropolis Thursday night.
Confirming the incident, Kano Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Magaji Musa Majia told our correspondent on phone this morning that the victims, Abdullahi and his family, were immediately rushed to the hospital when the incident was discovered, but could not make it as they were confirmed dead this morning by the doctors.
“It is really very tragic and the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. They were suffocated to death—Mr. Abdullahi, his wife and two daughters. No one can tell for now, what really happened; but we have launched full investigation into the matter.
“As I am speaking with you, I am right here in the hospital with the Commissioner of Police; and we will keep you informed as we begin to unravel the mystery behind this tragic incident,” Majia said.