JUST IN: Kano Police Speak as Kwankwaso Alleges Plot for State Emergency Plot Over Emirate Crisis

JUST IN: Kano Police Speak as Kwankwaso Alleges Plot for State Emergency Plot Over Emirate Crisis

  • The police in Kano have reacted to claims that the FG is planning to declare a state of emergency in Kano state over the emirate leadership tussle
  • The tussle for the Kano emirship is in full steam as Aminu Ado Bayero and Muhammadu Sanusi II have asserted claims to the position and are acting as such from two different palaces
  • NNPP chieftains recently blamed the confusion on the presidency and immediate past governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, who is now the national chairman of the APC

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Kano, Kano state - The commissioner of police (CP) in Kano, Usaini Gumel, has denied allegations that his men were biased in the emirate crisis.

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In an interview with The Nation, published on Tuesday, June 18, the police chief in the state said the force’s mandate is to protect lives and property.

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Usaini Gumel, commissioner of police in Kano, says security agencies are impartial in the Kano Emirship tussle. Photo credits: @masarautarkano, @HrhBayero
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Kano emirship: Police dismiss allegation of bias

Gumel said it is police duty to protect both traditional rulers, “which is what we are still doing.”

He stated that his men and other security operatives have been neutral, adding that the police received about five court orders on the emirate tussle.

The CP said:

“The issue is before the federal and state courts. We are waiting for judgement."

It would be recalled that a former governor of Kano and leader of the Kwankwasiyya movement, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, earlier vowed that a potential state of emergency would be resisted in the state.

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He accused the Bola Tinubu-led federal government of compromising Kano security by its refusal to take away heavy operatives guarding the deposed Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero.

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Kano emirate tussle: Court set for judgement

Legit.ng earlier reported that a Kano division of the federal high court fixed a date in June for the ruling on the issue of jurisdiction in the case of the Kano emirate tussle.

The court, presided over by Justice Abdullahi Muhammad Liman, adjourned the sitting following a heated argument between the counsels.

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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.