Information reaching 247ureports indicates that the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero has been attacked by unknown gunmen, according to the eyewitness, the gunmen were said to have laid ambush 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.
According to an eyewitness the Emir was attacked alongside his convoy was saved by his driver and orderly who formed a protective wall around him and took the bullets fired at him the duo were killed in the attack, while the Emir’s first son the Ciroman Kano is roughly injured from bullet wounds. Who were mainly the emir’s palace guards were also killed in the attack. About 10 people are feared dead from the attack.
The incident which happened about an hour ago, according to an eyewitness said the attackers opened fire from a motorcycle, the Emir escaped unhurt but his driver and three other aides were not so lucky as they was killed by the hail of gunfire. Meanwhile many mass casualties were recorded as a result of the sporadic gunfire from the gunmen, the casualties are now receiving treatment at Muritala Teaching Hospital Kano.
Sources within the security told 247ureports that the onslaught against the Emir may be in reaction to Nigeria sending troops to Mali where there was gun duel between leader of the Boko Haram group Abubakar Shekau and the Nigerian Army in Mali in which he sustained gun shots injuries before escaping.