KANO – The 13th Fulani emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero who died in his palace Friday morning at the age of 84 was laid to rest by the graveside of his forefathers at Gidan Sarki Nassarawa amid tear by hundreds of thousands of subjects that turned out to pay their last respect.
Walin Kano, Maje Bashir Wali had on Radio broadcast officially announced the demise of the octogenarian emir in his palace, urging the city dwellers and well-wishers to solace in God.
Business activities in the commercial city came to a standstill following the announcement as citizens trooped into the palace located at the city centre to pay their last respect.
Bayero last journey to his final resting abode commenced by 4pm shortly after the Firdau prayers performed by the chief Imam of Kano Central Mosque, Dr Zaharadeen that was attended by multitude at the emirs’s palace.
The journey of 5minutes drive took the multitude two hours to arrived at the Gidan Sarki Nassarawa where he was buried amid chanting of Allahu Akbar by thousands that turned sympathizers while women in pudah were also not left out.
It was sea of head as the entire stretch of 3km road that linked the Palace and final resting abode as women as hundreds of thousands including women in pudah lined the streets to say final bye to revered emir.
Late Ado Abdullah Bayero was installed as the emir of Kano in 1963 and ruled for 51 years before his death and under him Kano witnessed a lot transformation in all spheres of human life.