UPDATE 2: A security source said three of the emir’s palace guards and a local government official were killed. The security source said they suspected Boko Haram militants to be behind the assault.
UPDATE 1: Men on motorbikes and in a car opened fire on the emir’s convoy as he was returning from a ceremony at the mosque.
“There was an unfortunate incident today. The emir’s convoy was attacked by unknown gunmen 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.
He was attacked around the Zoo road by Total Gasoline station when he was returning from a religious function at the Murtala Mosque in Kano metropolis.
The emir is said to be safe and back to his palace. The Emir’s eldest son, the Ciroman Kano also escaped with injuries.
His driver and three of his guards were reportedly killed.