19 January 2013

Nigeria: Gunmen Attack Emir of Kano's Convoy - Wound Sons, Kill At Least 3

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Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero

Kano — Gunmen around 12 noon on Saturday attacked the convoy of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Dr. Ado Bayero, killing his driver and a traditional guard who tried to protect him, and wounding two of his sons who were also int he convoy.

Daily Trust gathered that the Interim Management Officer of Kumbotso local government who was also in one of the vehicles is also feared dead. Full details of those killed in the attack are still compiled.

Two of his sons, the Turakin Kano and the Ciroman Kano were also said to have sustained injuries and have been taken to the hospital for treatment.

The Emir was returning from a Quranic graduation ceremony which took place at Gidan Murtala mosque when the attack occurred. The window opposite where he was seated in the vehicle was also shattered during the attack but there are no indications he suffered any injuries.

The dead and wounded are said to have been taken to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano.

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