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Trouble brews in Kano as soldiers give back-up to dethroned Emir Aminu Bayero 

Trouble brews in Kano as soldiers give back-up to dethroned Emir Aminu Bayero 

A deployment of soldiers has arrived the mini-palace of Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, who was dethroned by Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf on Thursday.

While signing the repealed Kano Emirates Council Law, Yusuf gave the sacked Emirs 48 hours to vacate their palaces and hand over.

While the other emirs – Alhaji Nasir Ado Bayero (Bichi), Alhaji Kabiru Muhammad Inuwa (Rano), Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar II (Karaye) and Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim Abdulkadir (Gaya) – complied with the directive, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero (Kano), returned to the ancient city, on Saturday.

READ ALSO: Anxiety in Kano as dethroned Emir Aminu Bayero moves into another palace

The aircraft which conveyed the monarch touched down at the Aminu Kano International airport at 4:30am.

He later observed Subhi (dawn prayer) at the airport after which he made his way to the mini-palace at Nassarawa.

Responding to the action of Ado Bayero, Governor Yusuf had ordered his immediate arrest, saying he was creating tension in the state.

In a statement, which Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, his spokesperson, issued on his behalf, Yusuf said Ado Bayero was smuggled into Kano city in an attempt to forcefully return to the palace two days after being deposed.

READ ALSO: Kano’s Gov Yusuf orders Police to arrest deposed Emir Aminu Bayero

A team of soldiers moved into the palace at Nasarawa, where the 15th Emir is, after the order of the governor.

Although security operatives accompanied Aminu Bayero from the airport to the mini-palace, it is unclear why more troops were deployed.

NSA involvement

Comrade Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo, Deputy Governor of Kano, had accused the National Security Adviser, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, of facilitating the return of the dethroned Emir.

Gwarzo, in a short video interview at Emir’s palace in Gidan Rumfa on Saturday, alleged that the NSA released two jets to bring Ado Bayero to Kano.

He said, “The National Security Adviser gave two jets to bring the dethroned emir to Kano and to bring him to the place. We have not understood their intention.”

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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