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Bayero Survives Attack by Gunmen

19 Jan 2013

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Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero 

By Ibrahim Shuaibu

Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero has survived an attack by gunmen in Kano. The incident happened when the royal father was leaving the venue of the qur’anic recitation competition at Massalacin Murtala in Kano metropolis on Saturday.

Eyewitness at the scene said the gunmen launched the attack by shooting sporadically in order to scare people away but were foiled in their mission by courageous policemen who repelled the attack ensuring the Emir was able to back to the palace safely.

The eyewitness also revealed that immediately the emir left the place of the qur’anic completion before he could reach the main road, a suspected bomb was reported to have gone off in a jeep followed by gunshot from the suspect gunmen.

Kano State Governor, Alhaji Rabiu Kwakanso, who confirmed the incident, said the Emir was hail and hearty as nothing happened to him, but that three royal palace guards known as 'Dogarai' lost their lives.

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