Kano – Alhaji Minkaila Abdullahi, the Resident Commissioner, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Kano state, is dead.
Abdullahi died along with his wife and two children in the early hours of Friday following an outbreak of fire in his official residence on Kashim Road, Nasarawa GRA, Kano.
The INEC Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Alhaji Lawal Garba, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Friday.
He 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, the State Director of Fire Service, Alhaji Balarabe Kabara, said his men received distress call from the neighbours of the deceased around 4.30 am on Friday.
He said the commissioner, his wife and two children died owing to injuries they sustained during the incident.
Until his death, the late commissioner served in Kebbi state.

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