Arcbishop of Canterbury visits Emir of Kano in London
- Written by NAN
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the gunmen attacked the emir's convoy off Zoo road, in Kano metropolis last month, killing his driver, his orderly and a traditional guard who tried to protect him.
The emir's two sons, who were also in his convoy, were injured.
"I am here to bring my condolences on the disgraceful and atrocious attack on His Royal Highness.
And on the loss of some of his staff, which is something that is a great shame and I rejoice that His Royal Highness himself was unharmed in the attack.
" I pray for you and all those in Nigeria who carry out the work of peace, reconciliation and seek to bring Nigeria to the place where it is supposed to be in strength and prosperity against the terrorists," Welby said.
Responding,Alhaji Ado Bayero expressed appreciation for the visit and congratulated Welby on his appointment.
The emir, who spoke in Hausa through the Chiroman Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Bayero, commended the role of the Anglican Communion in promoting peace and unity in Nigeria.
The Archbishop was received by the Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Dr Dalhatu Tafida, and the Turakin Kano, Alhaji Nasir Bayero.
Do you know that?
On May 23, 1887 the 1st transcontinental train arrived in Vancouver, BC.
On a similar date in 1940 the 1st great dogfight between Spitfires took place
Also on May 23, 1996 In Bangladesh as many as 77 people were feared drowned in a sunken ferry after a collision on the Jamuna River. More than 50 ferries have sunk since 1981 killing more than 1,000 people.
On the same date in 1998 From India and Pakistan it was reported that temperatures had reached 120 degrees and claimed 34 lives. Most of the fatalities occurred in the southwestern Indian state of Maharashtra
However on May 23, 2000 In Nigeria Christians and Muslims clashed for a 2nd day in Kaduna and the death toll mounted to 100.
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