The Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, was on Saturday afternoon attacked by gunmen leading to the death of his driver and his orderly.
Yemojanews learnt that 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.
Reports has it that Bayero was saved by his driver and orderly who formed a protective wall around him and took the bullets fired at him. They are both reportedly dead.
“His driver called Barde and orderly were killed instantly, and his first son, the Ciroman Kano is badly injured from bullet wounds,” a said.
Sources told us that Bayero is safe and back in the palace.
A lady whose house is not far from the scene of the attack said that a number of the emirs’ palace guards were also killed in the attack. About 10 people are feared dead from the attack.
“One of them even tried to take refuge in our house but could not succeed because the young men sitting in front of the building locked the doors after they heard the gunshots” she said.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack as at the time of this report.