Kano emirate battle: Police, army provide security for Bayero, vow to enforce court order stopping Yusuf from implementing repealed law

IGP Egbetokun

The controversy surrounding the emirates in Kano has yet to simmer as the Kano State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has vowed to obey the order which restrained the Kano State government from implementing the repealed law of Kano Emirates Council.

In this regard, it is not obeying Yusuf’s order that the ‘dethroned’ Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, be arrested, also meaning that it is not recognising ‘Emir’ Muhammadu Sanusi.

As ‘Daily Trust’ reports, a Federal High Court in Kano on Thursday issued an ex-parte order restraining Governor Abba Yusuf from reinstating Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II.

Justice Mohammed Liman who gave the order also halted the implementation of the new law that abolished the four emirates of Bichi, Gaya, Karaye, and Rano.

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But while issuing a reappointment letter to Sanusi on Friday, Governor Abba Yusuf faulted the order, saying the judge issued it from the United States.

Emir Sanusi later led Jumat prayers at Government House before moving to the palace.

But few hours after Sanusi entered the palace, the dethroned Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, arrived the state and settled into a mini-palace.

Governor Yusuf had ordered his arrest, saying the dethroned monarch was fueling tension.

Addressing a press briefing at the headquarters of the command on Saturday morning, the Commissioner of Police, Usaini Mohammed Gumel, warned trouble makers to steer clear.

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