Monday, 09 March 2020 16:29

Ganduje appoints new Kano emir as Sanusi is banished to Nassarawa

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Kano State Government has announced the appointment of Mr Aminu Bayero as the new Emir of Kano

Bayero, son of late Emir Ado Bayero, was until his appointment the emir of Bichi, one of the controversial new emirates created by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

The appointment comes a few hours after the dethronement of the Kano emir, Mr Muhammadu Sanusi II.

Secretary to the government of the state, Mr Usman Alhaji made the announcement accompanied by the four Kano Emirate kingmakers at the Kano Government House Monday afternoon.

Earlier on security operatives arrested dethroned Sanusi II and whisked him out of the ancient city amidst tight security.

It was gathered that the security operatives are heading to Nassarawa state where Sanusi will spend the rest of his life in asylum.

Before he was taken away, Sanusi was said to have been put under house arrest by the heavy security personnel of DSS, Police and Military.

The arrest was after the security operatives sealed off the Palace.


PT/The Nation