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Nigeria's Emir of Kano Ado Bayero buried after palace funeral



 The Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, pictured in 2006
Tens of thousands of people have attended the burial of the emir of Kano, one of Nigeria's most prominent and revered Muslim leaders.
Al-Haji Ado Bayero, on the throne in the northern city since 1963, died after a long illness at the age of 83.
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.
  The Emir of Kano, Al-haji Ado Bayero (r) at the durbar in 2010

Every year at the end of Ramadan, the emir (R) oversaw a three-day royal horse parade
The announcement of his death was made by palace officials on Friday morning - and thousands of people then poured into the city, where they gathered in the grounds of the emir's palace.
Emirs, dignitaries and politician from across the country were also in attendance.

 

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