The Kano Resident Electoral Commissioner, Alhaji Abdullahi Minkaila,
his wife and two children were burnt to death in a mysterious fire
outbreak at their home at the Farm Centre axis, within Kano metropolis
last night April 2nd.
Alhaji Minkaila who supervised last Saturday’s presidential and
national assembly elections in Kano and his family members were rushed
to the Murtala Mohammed specialist hospital where they gave up the ghost
this morning. Residents in the area described the fire as mysterious.
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
“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.