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Sanusi flown to Nasarawa state; take hours to remove him from the palace

The State Security Service (SSS), Nigerians Army and other security officers have taken dethroned Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi ll to Nasarawa State.

 The source said security personnel have succeeded in taken the emir out of the place around 4:30pm, Daily Trust reports.

 “We are right now at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) on our way to Nasarawa state.

 It took us several hours to remove the emir from the palace.”

A visit to the palace indicated that a combined team of heavily armed security personnel from the State Security Service, Police, Civil defence and Army have taken over the palace shortly after the announcement of the removal of the emir.

 It was gathered that the governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR, is set to name a new emir for Kano emirate after deposing Muhammadu Sansui II.

 Newsflash247 gathered the report that the governor will announce the new emir before the close of work today.

Another source close to the government said that the present District Head of Nassarawa, Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero may likely be appointed the new emir of Kano state.

 Sanusi ll was dethroned on early hour of Monday over alleged disrespect to the office of the governor and other government agencies.

The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, said the removal was with immediate effect.

He said 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.

Earlier in the day, there was pandemonium at the Kano State House of Assembly on Monday over the lingering crisis between the state government and the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi ll.

 Trouble started few minutes when the Chairman, House Standing Committee on Public Complaints and Petitions, Alhaji Hamza Ibrahim Ci-Dari, raised an observation regarding the the two petitions against the emir.

The House received two petitions against the Emir last week. Immediately the chairman raised the issue, he was shut down by some members of the House, particularly members of the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who insisted that it is against the rule of the House to raise an observation during plenary on a petition that is before a committee, which has not submitted its report.

 Members of the APC and PDP engaged in a free-for-all fight with the aim of taking over the control of the Mace, the symbol of authority of the parliament.

It took the intervention of the Sergeant at Arms and security operatives to rescue the mace from the lawmakers.

 The Speaker of the House, Alhaji Abdulaziz Garba Gafasa announced the postponement of the session for 30 minutes.

It was observed presence of heavily armed security operatives at the assembly complex, government house and Emir’s palace.

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Abdullahi Hammed

Abdullahi Hammed was born in Kano State, Nigeria. A journalist by profession for the past five years. He Studied Mass Communication at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State. Contact: [email protected]

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