Kano emirate tussle: Police insist on enforcing court order, stop Bayero, Sanusi from holding Durbar

IGP Egbetokun

The great city of Kano will experience an unusual Sallah this year as the Durbar is not going to be celebrated.

This is based on a statement by the police command in the state, banning the cherished cultural celebrations due to the insistence by the two contending emirs – Aminu Ado Bayero and Muhammadu Sanusi – to separately hold the Durbar.

This is as the police insisted on enforcing ‘the existing court order’, suggesting the one that still recognises Bayero as the Emir, based on the police’s earlier declaration.

According to a statement released by the command on Thursday,  the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Usaini Gumel, said the ban became necessary to sustain the peace by the police command in conjunction with all the relevant security stakeholders.

“In furtherance, a ban on all contending parties has been placed restraining both from conducting Durbar activities for the upcoming Eid-el-Kabir celebrations,” Gumel said.

He, however, advised worshippers to conduct their normal Eid Prayers at the various designated praying grounds, as was traditionally done in the past.

“In this trying period, the Police will enforce the existing Court Order and prevail on the two contending parties regarding the Kano Emirates tussle and urge them to remain apart and respect the court order,” he said.


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