The Director of the Department of State Security (DSS) in Kano, Mr. Abdullahi Bello Chiranchi, is dead. Chiranchi died at the age of 56 in Kano yesterday after a brief illness. The late director was admitted at Aminu Kano teaching hospital after falling sick over stomach ache, THISDAY learnt.
Confirming the death, the Kano state police commissioner, Mr. Rabiu Yusuf confirmed that the state director of DSS is dead. Yusuf said already the remains of late Chiranchi has since been transported to Chiranchi local government in Katsina state for burial according to Islamic rites.
Kano State Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje also attended the funeral prayer of the late DSS director alongside the members of the executive council including representatives of the Kano Emirate. THISDAY also learnt that the late DSS director left behind one wife and many children.
Security sources revealed that the Kano office of the Security Service was thrown into mourning over “the death of the most intelligent and simple director of the service.” THISDAY also observed that the news of Chiranchi’s death shocked the entire Kano community, with several people describing the late director’s period in office as the most successful of all.