Kano governor orders arrest of dethroned emir Bayero

the Governor of Kano StateAbba Yusuf, has ordered the arrest of the deposed Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado-Bayero, who reportedly returned to Kano early on Saturday.

Ado-Bayero was dethroned along with the emirs of Karaye, Rano Bichi and Gaya, whose emirates have been eliminated.

The governor’s spokesperson, Sanusi Bature, said the deposed emir was clandestinely brought back to Kano allegedly to cause chaos while the restored emir Lamido Sanusi retook the palace.

“The former Emir was smuggled into Kano City last night in an attempt to forcibly return to the palace two days after being deposed by the Governor.

“The new Emir, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, arrived at the (Emir’s) palace in the company of the Governor, the Deputy Governor, the Speaker of the State Assembly and other senior government officials at around 1:00 am on Saturday, May 25. 2024.

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

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Bayero, who was not in Kano at the time of his dethronement, is said to have arrived at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport on Saturday morning where he observed the Muslim morning prayer amidst hundreds of supporters.

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Sympathizers chanted that he was still the original emir of Kano as he did not commit any crime that would warrant his removal.

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