Kano Emirate Battle: UN, EU, ECOWAS Told to Immediately Intervene

Kano Emirate Battle: UN, EU, ECOWAS Told to Immediately Intervene

  • The Northern Youth Assembly has written an open letter to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu
  • The group asked President Tinubu to be wary of some people in his government who it said are determined to cause anarchy in Kano state
  • Legit.ng reports that the letter was also copied to ECOWAS, the UN Office, the European Union, among others

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Kano, Kano state - The Northern Youth Assembly (Majalisar Matasan Arewa) on Sunday, May 26, called on President Bola Tinubu, the United Nations (UN), and others to wade into he ongoing conflict on who is the lawful Emir of Kano.

Recall that reinstated Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, and recently deposed Emir, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, are presently laying claim to the throne, thereby fueling tension in the Emirate.

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Northern youths raised concerns about certain individuals allegedly trying to cause chaos in Kano state. Photo credits: @masarautarkano, @Abdullahiabba
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As reported by Blueprint newspaper, the group in a letter claimed that some people in Tinubu's government are planning for anarchy in Kano state.

Vanguard newspaper also noted the northern youths' stance.

The letter partly reads:

“We urge you to maintain peace and respect democratic institutions, as any attempt to disrupt Kano’s stability could reflect poorly on your administration and invite animosity from the people of Kano and northern Nigeria."

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a group of concerned citizens and stakeholders across Nigeria gathered at the presidential villa and the national assembly Abuja, calling on President Tinubu to intervene in the ongoing crisis affecting the Kano emirate.

The demonstrators, who marched peacefully, carried signs and banners expressing their concerns about the escalating situation in Kano.

They urged President Tinubu to use his good offices to resolve the crisis and ensure the restoration of peace and stability in the state.

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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