Mallam Abbah Kyari, a former Auditor General of Borno State died on Thursday in a fire outbreak, inside the Vice-Chancellor’s Lodge of the University of Lagos, Unilag.
Kyari was visiting the University for the installation of the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garba El-Kanemi as Chancellor of the University
A member of the emir’s delegatiom told Daily Trust that the fire incident started at about 2 am from one of the rooms in the lodge. An electrical fault is suspected to have caused the fire.
“The fire started sometime around 2am and there were frantic efforts to douse it, but unfortunately, the damage had been done as the former Auditor General sustained injuries that eventually claimed his life,” the source who pleaded anonymity said.
According to Daily Trust the late former Auditor General has been returned to Maiduguri for interment by 2pm today.