BREAKING: Security Takes Over Kano Gov't House as Gov Yusuf Absent

BREAKING: Security Takes Over Kano Gov't House as Gov Yusuf Absent

  • The Kano state government house has been taken over by heavy security men amid the royal tussle between Muhammadu Sanusi II and deposed Emir Aminu Ado Bayero
  • Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf was not at the government house, but the security operatives did not stop the movement in and out of the premises
  • The chief security officer to Governor Yusuf declined to speak to journalists on the development, and he appeared unsettled at the government house

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Kano - A heavy security presence has taken over the Kano state government house amid tension over the royal tussle in the state.

The security agent's operatives manned strategic places at the government house but did not restrict movement in and out of the premises.

Security operatives have reportedly taken over the Kano state government house amid a royal battle in the state as Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf stayed in the palace
Security operatives take over Kano government house Photo Credit: @Kyusufabba
Source: Twitter

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Daily Trust reported that the chief security officer to Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf was obviously disturbed by the presence of the security and declined to comment on the development.

Top Security chiefs who earlier met with the deposed 15th Emir of Kano Aminu Ado Bayero were said to be holding another meeting inside the government house.

However, it was learnt that Governor Yusuf was still at Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II's palace when the security operatives stormed the government house.

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Governor Yusuf deposed Ado Bayero on Thursday, May 23, and announced Muhammadu Sanusi II's reinstatement on Friday, May 24.

Bayero was installed in 2020 by the administration of ex-Governor Abdullahi Ganduje following the signing of the Kano Emirates Council Law (2019) bill, which was earlier passed by the state assembly.

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However, the current assembly repealed the law, abolishing the five emirates created by Ganduje's administration.

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After signing the repealed law, Governor Yusuf directed the affected emirs, including Ado Bayero, to vacate their offices immediately and hand them over to the minister of local government and chieftaincy affairs within 48 hours.

The royal tussle in the state escalated after a court restrained the governor from installing Sanusi. Still, the governor went ahead, saying that the judge who gave the order was not in Nigeria.


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