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Emirate Crisis: Protesters Hit Kano Streets, Demand Bayero’s Return

Supporters of the deposed Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, yesterday staged peaceful demonstrations, demanding his return.

The state has witnessed drama since the return of Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II as the Kano emir four years after his dethronement.

Sanusi and Aminu Ado Bayero are locked in a battle for the royal stool.

After signing the Kano State Emirates Council Law on Thursday, Governor Abba Yusuf issued a reappointment letter to Sanusi on Friday and ordered the emirs affected by the law to vacate their palaces within 48 hours.

However, the state police command had on Saturday vowed to enforce the court order against Sanusi’s reinstatement.

Bayero has remained in the Nassarawa mini palace with heavy presence of security personnel; while Sanusi is operating from the Gidan Rumfa palace secured by vigilantes and local hunters.

Bayero’s supporters yesterday lit bonfires on the major road, protesting and chanting anti-government songs.

Some youths in Rano Emirate also yesterday protested the dethronement of Alhaji Kabiru Muhammad Inuwa popularly known as ‘Autan Bawo’ from his position as the first-class emir of the emirate.

The leader of the protesters, Aliyu Harazimi Rano, said the protest was to register their anger with the state government over the new law that abolished the four other emirates.

He said the establishment of Rano Emirate had brought development to the area.


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