Royal Tussle: Anxiety As Police Uncover Fresh Plot to Set Kano Assembly Ablaze

Royal Tussle: Anxiety As Police Uncover Fresh Plot to Set Kano Assembly Ablaze

  • A lot is happening in Kano state following the reinstatement of Muhammadu Sanusi II as the new emir of the ancient city
  • Amid protests by some aggrieved elements, the police in Kano state said it uncovered a fresh plan by some hoodlums to unleash terror and set the state assembly ablaze
  • The commissioner of police, CP Usaini Gumel, disclosed the move is not unconnected with the recent emirate tussle in Kano following a new law by the House of Assembly

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The Kano state police command, alongside other security agencies, has said it uncovered a plot by some miscreants to attack the House of Assembly and other strategic places within the state.

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Police uncover plot to cause violence in Kano over emirship tussle
The commissioner of police in Kano state, CP Usaini Gumel, disclosed a plot to cause violence. Photo credit: Kano State Police Command
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The joint security heads led by the commissioner of police, Mohammed Usaini Gumel, disclosed this at a press conference in Kano on Sunday, May 26.

As reported by The Guardian, Gumel said the planned attacks targeted the state assembly complex, the majority leader, the Kano House of Assembly, the house of the member representing Gwale constituency, and other places.

However, he stated that security agencies would deal ruthlessly with anybody found to be causing a crisis in the state.

The CP said:

“The issue of chieftaincy affairs has been perfected by the executive arm of government. We are standing by the law and we are strictly going to enforce the existing law.”

Speaking further, he noted that different cluster groups have been mobilised and are being paid N150,000 to launch the attack starting from Sunday, Daily Nigerian reported.

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Why there is tension in Kano understands that the ancient city of Kano was tense after Muhammadu Sanusi II was reappointed as the Emir of Kano exactly 1,545 days after he was deposed from the throne.

However, the recently deposed emir, Alhaji Ado Bayero, has refused to accept his fate.

Army clarifies involvement in Kano Emirate battle

Earlier, reported that the Nigerian Army said contrary to insinuations by the Kano state chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), its troops have not been involved in the Kano state emirate tussle.

In a statement on Sunday, May 26, by Major-General Onyema Nwachukwu, seen by, the security agency said they were not involved in enforcing any court order.

Nwachukwu said:

“They have only taken proactive steps to checkmate any possible breakdown or breach of the security that may be occasioned by the Kano Emirship tussle.”

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