The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kano, Munka’ila Abdullahi, his wife, and two children were burnt to death in what has been described as a mystery fire in Kano on Friday morning, when Christians are marking the Good Friday.

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Abdullahi died along with his family members 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 in Kano on Friday.

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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 a distress call from the neighbours of the deceased around 4.30am on Friday.

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He said the commissioner, his wife and two children died owing to injuries they sustained during the incident.