On this day in 2014, the 13th Fulani emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero died in his palace at the age of 84 and was laid to rest by the graveside of his forefathers at Gidan Sarki Nassarawa as thousands of subjects turned out to pay their last respects.
Ado Bayero was the son of Abdullahi Bayero, the former emir, who reigned for 27 years. Ado ascended the throne on October 22, 1963, becoming the 13th Fulani emir of Kano and the 56th ruler of the Kano Kingdom. He is one of the longest-serving emirs in the emirate’s history.
He was a former chancellor of the University of Nigeria and until his death, the chancellor of the University of Ibadan. On 19 January 2013, a failed assassination attempt left two of his sons injured and his driver and bodyguard dead, among others.
The Emir’s death that Friday morning forced the postponement of the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) matches scheduled to hold in Kano the next day