Bauchi — Bauchi State Governor Malam Isa Yuguda in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Ishola Michael Adeyemi said the attack on the Emir of Kano is barbaric and most unfortunate, considering the Emir's efforts towards achieving lasting peace in the country.
Yuguda said, "I received the sad news with shock, wondering why someone will want to take the life of another person, particularly one of the leading royal fathers in Nigeria who is genuinely and deeply committed to peace and peaceful coexistence."
The governor, while sympathising with the immediate royal family over the unfortunate incident, also condoled the families of those who lost their lives defending the emir, saying, "They died in active service, laying down their lives for the emir, and may Allah grant the departed aljannatul firdaus and their families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss."
He sympathised with the government and people of Kano State praying to Allah to avert future occurrence just as he wished the royal father quick recovery from the shock and trauma the attempt might have caused him.
The governor appealed to well-meaning Nigerians to expose all bad eggs in their midst because, according to him, "These criminals live among us, we must expose them so that their criminal activities will be stopped for peace to return to Nigeria.