Barely a week after he supervised the presidential and National Assembly election in the state, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kano State, Mikaila Abdulahi, was on Friday morning burnt to death in what seems a mysterious fire incidence inside his official residence.
Abdulahi, who supervised last Saturday’s presidential and national assembly elections in the state, died along with his wife, Zulaiha; and two daughters, Aisha and Asmau in his official residence on Kashim Road, Nasarawa GRA, Kano.
The INEC Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Alhaji Lawal Garba, who confirmed the incident, said the deceased would be buried after the Friday prayer at his home town, Gantsa, in Buji Local Government Area of Jigawa.
Also confirming the incident, spokesperson of the Kano State Police Command, Magaji Majiya, said the INEC commissioner and his family died as they tried to escape through the window of their apartment.
He said the fire was suspected to have been caused by a spark in the family’s generator at about 4 a.m. on Friday.
And that it later spread to other parts of the house while the INEC Commissioner and his family tried to escape through the window of one of the toilets in the building but were blocked by a burglary barrier.
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