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Ribadu counters Kano deputy governor over Emir Aminu Bayero’s return to city 

Ribadu counters Kano deputy governor over Emir Aminu Bayero’s return to city 

The Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) has firmly denied allegations that NSA Nuhu Ribadu facilitated the return of the dethroned Emir of Kano, Aminu Bayero, to the city on Saturday.

Kano State deputy governor, Aminu Abdulsalam, had alleged that Ribadu provided two aircraft for Bayero’s early morning return to Kano at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday.

“The National Security Adviser provided two jets to bring the dethroned emir back to Kano and to the palace,” claimed the deputy governor.

However, in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES, Zakari Mijinyawa, the spokesperson for the NSA’s office, refuted this claim.

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He categorically stated that Ribadu did not supply the aircraft used to transport Bayero to Kano.

Mijinyawa cautioned politicians to exercise restraint in their statements, emphasizing that irresponsible remarks could undermine the efforts of security agencies striving to maintain peace in the state.

“I saw the comments circulating on social media, but they are false. The NSA did not provide any air transport to Kano,” Mijinyawa said. “Political actors should avoid spreading misinformation that could destabilize the state’s peace and order.”

Recall that Governor Abba Yusuf on Friday reinstated Lamido Sanusi, the 14th emir of Kano, four years after he was dethroned.

The reinstatement followed the repeal of the state’s Emirate Council Law 2019, which had established five emirate councils and appointed five first-class emirs.

The governor announced Sanusi’s reinstatement on Thursday, but the Federal High Court had since issued an order preventing the state government from implementing the new emirate council law that reinstated Sanusi.

The court also ordered the police and DSS to halt Sanusi’s rethronement.

Security agencies in Kano have urged all parties involved in the dispute to comply with the court order.

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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