- A team of security operatives has stormed the palace of the Emir of Kano after he was removed from office
- Security operatives including the Nigeria police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) attempted to evict the monarch
- The Kano state government on Monday, March 9, dethroned Emir Sanusi Muhammadu II after months of disagreement with the governor
Following the dethronement of the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, by the state government, a team of security operatives on Monday, March 9, stormed his palace in Kano state.
Officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were among security operatives present at palace, Channels TV reports
In a report by Sahara Reporters, the security operatives had stormed the palace in an attempt to remove Sanusi from the building.
Legit.ng had previously reported that the Kano state government on Monday, March 9, finally dethroned Emir of Kano, who has been under much heat throughout the Emirate crisis rocking the state.
Sanusi's dethronement came after the state's council executive meeting presided over by the governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
Confirming the development, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, Kano's secretary to the state government, said that the monarch's sack takes effect immediately.
In a related development, a plan to submit a report recommending the removal of the Kano Emir was said to have resulted in a fight in the Kano state House of Assembly.
The crisis started when the deputy speaker, Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari, sought the approval of the House to present a report by a committee which investigated a petition against the emir for alleged violation of culture and tradition of the state.
The former lawmaker asked the governor to forgive Emir Sanusi of any wrongdoing. Sani in a tweet on Friday, March 6, via his verified Twitter account, @ShehuSani, urged Governor Ganduje to “forgive, forget and move on and let the Emir be.”
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