INEC Commissioner Burnt to Death




IT WAS a tragic end for Munka’ila Abdullahi, resident electoral commissioner in Kano, his wife, and two children as mysterious fire burnt them to death in his official residence on Friday morning, April 3.

The incident which was said to have occurred at his Nassarawa GRA resident midnight, razed the entire building. Idi Ali, an eyewitness, claimed that efforts by good Samaritans to break into the building to rescue the family failed as they could not gain entrance into the building.

Magaji Musa Majia, an assistant superintendent of Police and Police public relations officer, who confirmed the incident, said that police investigation was ongoing.

Also confirming the incident, Balarabe Kabara, director of the state Fire Service, said his men received a distress call from the neighbours of the deceased at about 4.30am on Friday. Kabara said the commissioner, his wife and two children died owing to injuries they sustained during the incident.

The INEC said the deceased would be buried after the Friday prayer at his home town, Gantsa, in Buji Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

— Apr. 13, 2015 @ 01:00 GMT


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