Jan 20, 2013

Emir of Kano flown to London after assassination attempt

Emir of Kano

The Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, has been flown to London, barely 24 hours after an assassination attempt on his life.

The monarch was returning to his Palace, after being a guest at a Quranic recitation competition, when his convoy was attacked by unknown assailants.

Eyewitnesses at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, confirmed that the Emir travelled on a private jet at about 1.30pm with his son, the Ciroman Kano, Sanusi Ado Bayero, who took a bullet in the attack. Some of his guards who were also hit by bullets were on the flight.

The sources confirmed that the Emir looked in good shape, showing no side of injury.

The Police in Kano, are however looking beyond islamist sect, Boko Haram and reports say some of the possible successors to the Kano Emir are currently being investigated.