Alhaji Abdullahi Minkaila, the Kano state resident electoral commissioner, was on Thursday, April 2, burnt to death with his family.
The dead man was burnt along with his wife and two children in an inferno when his house was engulfed by fire.
The late Minkaila and his family were hurried to the Murtala Mohammed specialist hospital where they died on Friday morning.
Minkaila oversaw last Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly polls in the state.
The cause of the fire is yet to be determined at the time of this report.
A spokesperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mallam Garba, confirmed the incident.
As was reported earlier Nigeria’s presidential poll has been a watershed: the first time that the most populous African nation is has handed over power peacefully and democratically. Muhammadu Buhari, the APC candidate won the election fairly, according to election observers.