- After MuhammadU Sanusi's alleged banishment to Nasarawa, Kaduna state governor paid him a visit in Awe town
- Malam Nasiru El-Rufai arrived in the town on Thursday, March 12
- Sanusi arrived in the town in the early morning of Tuesday, March 10, after he was dethroned
A report by Daily Trust indicates that Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasiru El-Rufai on Thursday, March 12, travelled to Awe in Nasarawa state to visit the dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.
Security sources speaking to the newspaper publication said that the governor left Kaduna on Thursday morning to visit Sanusi.
However, Ibrahim Musa, the governor’s special assistant on media and publicity, could not be reached to confirm El-Rufai's visit and when he would return to the state.
El-Rufai's visit is coming a day after he offered the deposed Emir of Kano two appointments.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that three of Muhammad Sanusi's children and one of his wives arrived Awe town in Nasarawa state following the dethronement and alleged banishment of the former Emir.
Sanusi's family members were escorted by officials of the police and those of the Department of State Service (DSS) into the town. The family, in the company of security men, arrived the town in two Toyota Hilux vans, Daily Trust reports. Read more:
In a related development, the presidency has finally reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari's alleged involvement in the removal of the former emir of Kano state Muhammadu Sanusi II.
Sanusi's removal has been pulling massive storms since the emir was deposed of his title by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje-led Kano government, with a score of his supporters alleging that Buhari was involved in the ploy.
Similarly, the attorney-general of Kano, Ibrahim Muktar, had said that the state government did not at any time banish the former Emir.
Muktar said that the dethroned Emir was only taken out of Kano based on intelligence reports, but that exile was never part of the decision made against the former traditional ruler.
He said: “So, the decision of the government when the emir was removed on Monday was that he was removed from office and a new one appointed. The issue of banishment was not part of the decision of the Kano state government."
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