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Soldiers provide backup for dethroned Emir after arrest order, as Police vow to obey order against Sanusi’s reinstatement
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Soldiers provide backup for dethroned Emir after arrest order, as Police vow to obey order against Sanusi’s reinstatement

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Some soldiers have arrived the mini-palace of Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, who was dethroned by Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, on Thursday.

While signing the repealed Kano Emirates Council Law, Yusuf gave the sacked Emirs 48 hours to vacate their palaces and hand over.

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While the other Emirs – Alhaji Nasir Ado Bayero (Bichi), Alhaji Kabiru Muhammad Inuwa (Rano), Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar II (Karaye) and Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim Abdulkadir (Gaya), complied with the directive, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero (Kano), returned to the ancient city, on Saturday. The aircraft which conveyed the monarch touched down at the Aminu Kano International airport at 4:30am.

He was immediately thronged by his supporters, who were chanting a verse from Surah Al-Fatihah in the Holy Quoran.

“You (alone) we worship, and you (alone) we ask for help (for each and everything).”

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While some others were saying, “God the Almighty will kill your enemies.”

He later observed Subhi (dawn prayer) at the airport after which he made his way to the mini-palace at Nassarawa.

Responding to the action of Ado Bayero, Governor Yusuf had ordered his immediate arrest, saying he was creating tension in the state.

In a statement, which Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, his spokesperson, issued on his behalf, Yusuf said Ado Bayero was smuggled into Kano in an attempt to forcefully return to the palace two days after being deposed.

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Daily Trust correspondent observed that a team of soldiers moved into the palace at Nasarawa, where the 15th Emir is, after the order of the governor.

Although security operatives accompanied Ado Bayero from the airport to the mini-palace, it is unclear why more troops were deployed.

Comrade Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo, Deputy Governor of Kano, had accused the National Security Adviser, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, of facilitating the return of the dethroned Emir.

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Gwarzo, in a short video interview at Emir’s palace in Gidan Rumfa, where Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi, is holding forth, alleged that the NSA released two jets to bring Ado Bayero to Kano

He said, “The National Security Adviser gave two jets to bring the dethroned emir to Kano and to bring him to the palace. We don’t understood their intention.”

Police Vow To Obey Order Against Sanusi’s Reinstatement, Warn Trouble makers

The Kano State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has vowed to obey the order which restrained the Kano State government from implementing the repealed law of Kano Emirates Council.

A Federal High Court in Kano on Thursday issued an ex-parte order restraining Governor Abba Yusuf from reinstating Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II. Justice Mohammed Liman who gave the order also halted the implementation of the new law that abolished the four emirates of Bichi, Gaya, Karaye, and Rano.

But while issuing a reappointment letter to Sanusi on Friday, Governor Abba Yusuf faulted the order, saying the judge issued it from the United States. Emir Sanusi later led Jumat prayers at Government House before moving to the palace.

But few hours after Sanusi entered the palace, the dethroned Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, arrived the state and settled into a mini-palace. Governor Yusuf had ordered his arrest, saying the dethroned monarch was fueling tension.

Addressing a press briefing at the headquarters of the command on Saturday morning, the Commissioner of Police, Usaini Mohammed Gumel, warned trouble makers to steer clear.

He said, “The Police Command is expressly obeying the Court Order with SUIT No. FHC/KN/CS/182/2024 Dated 23rd May, 2024 issued by the Federal High Court sitting in Kano alongside ail Law Enforcement agents in the State.

“Therefore, we are calling on members of the public to know that the Police in the State is working together with the military and other security agencies and are with full capacity for providing the adequate security to everyone as we are committed to carrying out our statutory duties as provided by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

He added that no doubt, the law abiding people of Kano were known for a revered cultural heritage and respect for constituted authorities and in this regard, advised to remain calm, patient, and to keep cooperating with security agencies as the matter described will be addressed by the Court on the 3rd of June 2024.

He also said the position of the law is very clear as whoever, under whatever guise is found to be planning to disrupt the peace being enjoyed in the State would be made to face full wrath of the law.

“Therefore, as the Police Command is leading other security agencies to sustain the peace and peaceful coexistence for overriding interests, miscreants should stay clear of violence in all its ramifications and should not take advantage or hijack the current situation to launch unprovoked attack on people, property and infrastructure of the State. Any person found with such a tendency will be ruthlessly dealt with according to the law of the land,” he said.

Daily Trust


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