Kano - Kano state Police Commissioner, Ibrahim Idris said Munkaila Abdullahi, the Kano state INEC resident officer, his wife & 2 daughters were killed in a fire incident, ruling out any foul play.
Ibrahim Idris said preliminary investigation carried out by the police suggests that the fire might have been as a be as a result of an electrical fault.
The resident electoral commissioner Mukaila Abdullah presided over elections last weekend, at which opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari won overwhelming support in the northern state.
Buhari's All Progressives Congress (APC) also took all available seats in the parliamentary vote held at the same time.
"It is true we lost our commissioner to a fire outbreak in his house," said Lawan Garba, spokesperson for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kano.
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"He died along with his wife and two children. We have conveyed the bodies to his home town, Dutse [the capital of neighbouring Jigawa state)], where he will be buried after Friday prayers."
The fire broke out at Abdullah's house in the upmarket Nassarawa area of Kano.