Nigeria’s Emir Of Kano Dies Aged 83

Al-Haji Ado Bayero is dead, he’s was a prominent emir in the north. He died after a battle with cancer, palace sources say.

He was the longest-serving emir in Kano’s history and sought to reduce tensions with Nigeria’s Christians.

He was also a critic of Boko Haram and survived an assassination attempt last year blamed on the Islamist group.

During the emir’s 50-year-reign, Nigeria has experienced a great deal of turmoil with military coups and unrest but he always stayed out of politics.

He was later buried according to Islamic rites.

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