Bayero’s Eviction: Police, Army Take Over Nasarawa Palace Despite Court Order, Video Emerges

Bayero’s Eviction: Police, Army Take Over Nasarawa Palace Despite Court Order, Video Emerges

  • The Kano Emirate tussle is far from over, as the deposed emir of the ancient city has stirred a fresh drama in the polity
  • Despite the eviction order, Aminu Ado Bayero has refused to vacate his throne and leave the state
  • At the moment, police officers and soldiers have blocked access to the street leading to the Nasarawa palace, currently housing the dethroned Emir of Kano, Aminu Bayero journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Kano state—Soldiers and police officers are currently stationed in the area leading to the Nasarawa palace, where Aminu Ado Bayero, the dethroned Emir of Kano, is staying.

Kano royal battle takes a new twist despite new court order
The deposed Emir Bayero’s palace is currently under guard by police and army as he refuses to leave Kano state after Sanusi's reinstatement. Photo credit: Aminu Ado Bayero, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
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It was observed that all the adjoining streets have been cordoned off, and the palace premises itself has been heavily fortified, The Cable reported on Tuesday, May 28.

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Recall that a Kano state high court restrained Bayero from parading himself as the Emir of Kano pending the determination of the suit.

The court also ordered the police to take over the Nasarawa palace, where Bayero has been since returning to Kano on Saturday, May 25.

Amina Aliyu, the presiding judge, made the ruling following an ex parte application filed by Ibrahim Isa Wangida, counsel to the applicants.

Why court ordered arrest of Bayero

Justice Amina Aliyu of the state high court issued another order on Monday, May 27, restraining the five emirs, including Bayero, from parading themselves as emirs in the state.

The court added that the order to restrain the emir was granted to the plaintiff in the interest of peace in the state.

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The court order compelled the state commissioner of police to ensure that its officers take over the mini-palace in Nasarawa and ensure the implementation of the ruling in the interest of justice.

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf deposed Ado Bayero on Thursday, May 23, after signing the repealed bill into law and announcing the reinstatement of Sanusi II on Friday, May 25.

There has been palpable tension in Kano since Muhammadu Sanusi II was reinstated as the town's emir last Friday. Interestingly, the deposed emir has refused to vacate his throne and leave the state.

Watch the video as police and army guard Nasarawa palace on Tuesday morning:

Emir Bayero: Kano govt begs Tinubu to intervene

Meanwhile, reported on Monday, May 27, that the Kano state government begged President Bola Tinubu to move the deposed 15th Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, from the state.

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The government stressed that Bayero’s presence in Kano threatens the peace and stability cherished by its people.

The state deputy governor, Aminu Abdussalam, made this appeal during a press conference concerning the ongoing chieftaincy crisis in Kano.

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at with 6+ years of experience. Before joining, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email:

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