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Sunday, 20 January 2013

Emir of Kano Escapes Assasination Attempt

Militants driving a smashed SUV and motorbikes threw an Improvised Explosive Device at the convoy of the The Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, and then shot at his official vehicle, killing his driver and three of his guards.

The attack according to Sahara Reporters 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.

Bullet ridden car conveying the Emir
The Emir was unhurt in the attack and has since been moved to an undisclosed location.
Some residents in the area said Nigerian troops of the Joint Task Force later took over the scene of the attack while firing shots.

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