Kyari was among delegates in the entourage of Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garba El-Kanemi who is currently being installed as the Chancellor of the university.
A source in the emir’s entourage who pleaded anonymity told Daily Trust correspondent that the fire incident started at about 2 am from one of the rooms in the lodge in what is suspected to be electrical fault.
"The fire started sometimes at about 2am and there were frantic efforts to douse it unfortunately, the damage has been done as the former Auditor General sustained injuries that eventually claimed his life," the source said.
Daily Trust learnt that the remains of the late former Auditor General has been returned to Maiduguri for interment by 2pm
Source: Daily Trust