UPDATE: Five Dead As Emir of Kano Is Attacked By Gunmen

Channels Television  
Updated January 19, 2013

Gunmen have attacked the convoy of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero.

The attack took place near the Hockey Field on Zoo Road by Total Gasoline station while the Emir was returning from the launching of an Islamic school at Mussalaci Murtala.

The Emir was unhurt in the attack and has since been moved to an undisclosed location.

The gunmen, around 12 noon, attacked the convoy of the Emir killing his driver, his orderly and a traditional guard who tried to protect him, and wounding two of his sons who were also in his  convoy.

The Interim Management Officer of Kumbotso local government who was in one of the vehicles that tried to escape when the attack began was also killed along with two others in his company.

Two of the Emir’s sons, the Turakin Kano and the Ciroman Kano, Alh. Sunusi Ado Bayero were said to have sustained injuries and have been taken to the hospital for treatment.

So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.