Kana State: Governor Orders Arrest of Deposed Emir

By Salihu Ali, Kano 


The Governor of Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf has ordered the immediate arrest of the former Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, for creating tension in the State.

A press statement by the Governor’s Spokesperson Sunusi Bature said the former Emir was smuggled into Kano city last night in an attempt to forcefully return to the palace two days after being deposed by the Governor.

Bature noted that “the new Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi arrived at the palace in the company of the Governor, the Deputy Governor, the Speaker of the State Assembly, and other top government functionaries at about 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, 25th May 2024.”

“As the Chief Security Officer of the State, His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, has directed the Commissioner of Police to arrest the deposed Emir with immediate effect for disturbing public peace and attempting to destroy the relative peace the State enjoys.” 


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