Nigerian Muslim leader, Emir of Kano, dies

Renowned Northern traditional leader, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero is dead

Nigerian Muslim leader, Emir of Kano, dies

World Bulletin/News Desk

The Emir of Kano, Nigeria's second-highest Islamic authority and a revered figure in the largely Muslim north, died on Friday.

Ado Abdullahi Bayero died peacefully in his palace at the age of 83, two palace sources told Reuters. He was an outspoken critic of the Boko Haram, whom he accused of not being Islamic.

The Emirate of Kano was one of the great Islamic empires that dotted the Sahara from medieval times, profiting from caravan routes connecting Africa's interior with its Mediterranean coast.

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