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Kumbotso LG boss killed in Emir's convoy attack

20 January 2013, 09:47

Kano - The Interim Management Officer of Kumbotso Local Government Council, Alhaji Salisu Kura, was among those killed in the attack on the convoy of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero on Saturday.

This was contained in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Kano and signed by the Director press to the state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Bala Dawakin kudu.

According to the statement, the Deputy Governor, Dr Umar Ganduje, attended the burial of the deceased on Saturday in his home town in Kura local government area of the state.

Ganduje prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest and the family the fortitude to bear the loss.

The statement also quoted Ganduje as urging the people of Kano State to continue to pray for the sustenance of peace in the state and the country in general.

Meanwhile, the Kano State Government has dismissed the rumour going round in the state that the government had imposed a curfew on the state.

A statement by the state Commissioner for Information, Dr Umar Faruk, issued in Kano on Saturday, described the rumour as untrue and unfounded.

According to the statement, the rumour was a deliberate attempt by some unscrupulous elements to divert the attention of the public in order to cause panic and fear among the citizenry.

It, however, called on the people of the state, particularly residents of Kano metropolis to go about their normal businesses as security operatives were on top of the situation.

The statement also urged the people of state not to relent in offering prayers for peace in Kano in particular and the country as a whole.

NAN observed that following the rumour of the curfew, many traders at Sabon Gari market hurriedly closed their shops before the normal time of 6 p.m., so as to beat the deadline.


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