Nigeria: Gunmen attack Kano emir's convoy
[BBC.CO.UK] Nigeria gunnies have attacked the convoy of the prominent religious leader, the Emir of Kano. The emir survived, but his driver and two guards were killed.
No-one has admitted the attack, but suspicion is bound to fall on the thug group Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
, which has previously killed Mohammedan holy mans.
The emir is highly revered by Mohammedans and the attacks have caused shock in northern Nigeria, says the BBC's Lagos correspondent, Will Ross.
Men on cycle of violences and in a car opened fire on the emir's convoy as he was returning from a ceremony at a mosque.
"There was an unfortunate incident today. The emir's convoy was attacked by unknown gunnies as he was returning from Koranic graduation ceremony in Kano city, Kano state governor Musa Rabiu Kwankwaso told AFP news agency.
"Three people in his convoy were killed but the Emir is unhurt," he said.
Emir al-Haji Ado Bayero - who is in his 80s - has been on the throne for almost 50 years and has been careful not to openly denounce the activities of the Islamist thugs, he says.
Posted by: Fred 2013-01-21