Kano royal battle: No hassles as Sanusi leads Jumat prayer

Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi, Emir of Kano, peacefully led the Jumat service at the Kofar Kudu Central Mosque in Kano on Friday in spite of the earlier anxiety that the Emir contending the office with him, Aminu Ado Bayero, was also poised to do the same in the city.

There were reports on Friday morning that both had vowed to lead the prayer but Sanusi did so while Bayero led the one in Nasrawa, where his palace is for now.

Police had also said there was no need for any tension as the plan was for both to perform the function separately.

In a statement by Abdullahi Kiyawa, spokesman of Kano Police Command, said, “The Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel, FIPMA, psc further assured that all necessary security arrangements have been made for Alhaji Aminu Bayero to observe his Jummah Prayers in the Mosque where he lives at the Nasarawa Palace.

“The CP also assured that the Police and all other state security agencies will provide adequate security at the Palace where Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II is expected to observe his Jumma’at Prayers.

“Members of the public are therefore advised to ignore the false reports and misinformation circulating on social media and to go about their activities without fear of molestation or intimidation assuring that the Police will continue to provide the necessary security for ensuring that residents observe their Friday congressional prayers peacefully and without threats to their lives and property.”

Meanwhile, Sanusi preached about the imperative of taking whatever God says as destiny.

He said, “Whoever believes that Allah alone gives everything must take the decision of Allah wholeheartedly. No one asks Allah’s reasons for anything.

“We were told that whoever did not accept destiny is from Allah, his belief is not complete. One should be thankful in times of good and bad situations. We must believe that whatever happens to us is predestined from God and what we couldn’t have is from Him.

“We are fast approaching Zhul Hijja which is very beneficial and we must observe supplications these days.” from the mini palace since then.



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