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Police call for meeting, as Aminu Bayero requests special security for Kano Sallah durbar

Police call for meeting, as Aminu Bayero requests special security for Kano Sallah durbar

Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, the 15th Emir of Kano, wrote to the Police Commissioner in Kano State, requesting special security arrangement for the upcoming Sallah festivities, and the police has responded.

Bayero’s request was contained in a letter with reference number Ref: HRH/ADM/06/1/217, dated 10th June, 2024 and signed by the Private Secretary to the emir.

The request read, “I’m directed by His Highness, The Emir of Kano, Alh Aminu Ado Bayero CFR, CNOL, JP; based on case number FHC/KN/CS/182/2004 in which the court ordered that Status Quo be maintained, I hereby write to convey his appreciation and sincere gratitude on your contributions and facilitation of peace and stability in Kano State during the period of Emirate Crisis. His Highness and the people of Kano are very grateful, indeed.

“Similarly, His Highness instructed me to request for special security arrangements for conduct of Sallah festivities (Eid-El Kabir) in Kano which commences on Sunday 16th of May 2024 to Thursday 20th of May 2024. All activities will emanate from Nassarawa Mini Palace in Kano.

“These festivities are significant cultural and religious events that attract a large number of participants and spectators from within and outside of Kano.

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“In the light of the importance of maintaining peace, order, and security during these celebrations, we kindly request the support and assistance of your esteem agency towards successful accomplishment of the events.”

The letter further availed the daily activities to be observed starting from Sunday, 16th May 2024 for Eid prayer at Kofar Mata Prayer ground.

The second activity will be the Hawan Daushe on Monday, 17th May 2024 at 4.00 pm, Hawan Nassarawa on Tuesday, 18th May 2024 from 8.00 am and Hawan Zagayen gari on Thursday, 20th May 2024 from 8.00 am.

The request is coming on the heels of a lingering tussle that has polarised the emirate, following Bayero’s dethronment by Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf who reinstalled the 14th Kano Emir, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi.

Contentions regarding the dethronement and rethronement are still raging in various courts in the state.

Police respond

The Police in Kano State responded to the emir’s request in a letter seen by Nigerian Sketch saying:

RE: REQUEST FOR SPECIAL SECURITY ARRANGEMENT FOR SALLAH FESTIVITIES IN KANO.

Your letter No. HRH/ADM/06/1/217 dated 10/06/2024 on the above subject is hereby acknowledged.

  1. While the Command is looking into it, the Durbar committee is hereby requested to come forward for a joint meeting and to conduct security assessment of the situation as it is the normal practice in all the previous Sallah festivities,
  2. While awaiting your response, accept the assurances and esteem regards of the Commissioner of Police, please.

DCP. AHMED UMAR CHUSO psc, fwc DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE DEPARTMENT OF OPERATIONS FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE KANO STATE COMMAND.

Nigerian Sketch‘s request to the police public relations to comment on the letter was not answered as of the time this story was published.

Faruk Khalil
Faruk Khalilhttps://nigeriansketch.com/
Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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