UPDATE: Late Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, to be buried 4:00 p.m.

Late Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero

Mr. Bayero on January 19, 2013 survived an attack by gunmen believed to be members of the Boko Haram insurgent group.

The late Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, who died on Friday morning will be buried at 4:00 p.m. according to Islamic rites.

This was announced by Mahe Bashir, the Walin Kano.

Already, the Kano State governor, Musa Kwankwaso, who was in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, for a Governors Forum’ programme left the venue for Kano on Friday morning.

Born 83 years ago, on July 25, 1930, Mr. Bayero was appointed Emir on October 22, 1963. He was a former Nigerian ambassador to Senegal. His father, Abdullahi Bayero, also reigned as Emir for 27 years.

Mr. Bayero on January 19, 2013 survived an attack by gunmen believed to be members of the Boko Haram insurgent group.

His driver and his orderly died in the attack.

The gunmen laid ambush on the convoy of the Emir around the Zoo road when he was returning from the Murtala Mosque in the city where he had gone to attend a Quranic recitation competition.

More details later…


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