Emir of Kano dies
One of Nigeria’s most revered Muslim leaders and a vocal critic of the Islamist Boko Haram militants, the emir of Kano, has died, aged 83.
Al-Haji Ado Bayero, who has been on the throne of the northern city of Kano since 1963, died after a long illness.
He was the longest-serving emir in Kano’s history and sought to reduce tensions with Nigeria’s Christians. Last year, he survived an attack on his convoy by suspected Boko Haram fighters.
He will be buried after Friday prayers in Kano, according to Islamic tradition.