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BREAKING: Tension heightens in Kano as Gov Yusuf orders deposed Emir Bayero’s arrest
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Sat, 25 May 2024   ||   Nigeria,

Tension has enveloped Kano State over alleged forceful return of deposed Emir Aminu Ado Bayero.

This is as the Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf has ordered his immediate arrest.

It was learnt that the governor, his Deputy, Comrade Aminu Abdussalam and other top government functionaries have taken over the Emir’s Palace in an effort to prevent the deposed Emir’s forceful return.

A statement by his spokesperson, Sunusi Bature, said that in the governor’s position as the State Chief Security Officer, he has ordered the arrest of the deposed Emir for violating the laws and his directives.

Already, the deposed Emir, Aminu Ado Bayero was said to have been brought back to Kano and was at the Nasarawa Emir Rest House adjacent to the Ministry of Works, while Governor Abba and his Deputy stayed foot at the Emir’s Palace after taking the reappointed Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II back to the Palace.

A video clip circulated on social media, shows Aminu Abdussalam, the State Deputy Governor speaking angrily, saying, “we are ready for them hence they want to bring chaos to Kano by their illegal actions of returning the deposed Emir Aminu Ado Bayero”.

“We are here, we are not going anywhere, because we understand that the NSA under the orders of Ganduje has brought back the deposed Emir with heavy security trying to bring him into the palace; we will not allow that to happen,” he alleged.

“The State Assembly deliberated for three days on the Emirate Council Law and Repealed it, and all the 40 members of the Legislative Chamber were there, so I don’t understand what the NSA and Ganduje want,” he further alleged.

Feelers revealed that two private jets were used to bring back the deposed Emir Aminu Ado Bayero back to Kano in an attempt to reinstall him, while the Governor and his cabinet members have already taken over the Emir’s Palace in anticipation of any unforeseen circumstance.



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