On Monday afternoon, the State Security Service (SSS) and other security operatives have stormed the palace of the Emir of Kano in Kano State.
Recall that in the early hours of Monday, the Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje had dethroned Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi llover disrespect to the office of the governor and other government agencies.
In a statement released by the Secretary to the state government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, said the removal was with immediate effect.
The emir’s action violated the part 3 section A-E of Kano state law, hence the removal. He said the removal was in line with consultation with relevant stakeholders.
He said a new emir would be announced in due course.
He urged Kano people to remain calm and go about their normal businesses.
The team of security personnel at the traditional ruler’s palace included men of the Nigeria Police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).