The three others are said to be palace guards. Their names were not disclosed.
This was followed by gunshots from the suspect assailants.
According to them, it took the courage of the policemen attached to the emir to repel the attack and conveyed Bayero to safety.
Confirming the attack, Spokesman of the Joint Security Task Force (JTF) Captain Ikedichi Iweha said, "Its true the emir’s convoy was attacked but the emir is safe and healthy".
The governor who made a broadcast to the people of the state on the incident also confirmed that the emir is hale and hearty.
He asked the people to continue to go about their normal businesses.
Meanwhile, though the dreaded Islamist sect Boko Haram has been on rampage in Kano lately, security agents may look not only in the direction of Boko Haram in the search for the attackers of the highly revered Bayero.
When asked if they were suspecting any group outside Boko Haram, the source said, “in a situation as we are in some Northern states, virtually all crimes are subsumed in Boko Haram but it is our work to identify and separate them."
He said from all indications it was meant to shatter the resolve of peace-loving persons in the federation.
Also, Bauchi State Governor Isa Yuguda described the attack as barbaric and unfortunate.