Abba Yusuf orders arrest of protesters against Sanusi

Abba Yusuf, Kano state governor, has asked security agencies to arrest those planning to protest the enthronement of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II as the emir of Kano.

TheCornet had reported the disputes trailing the abrogation of a former chieftaincy law, which consequently led to the sacking of former emir, Aminu Ado Bayero and the reinstallation of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi to the throne.

On Wednesday, Governor Yusuf, in a statement, said he had “credible intelligence” about a planned protest. He had claimed “that certain prominent figures from the opposition party in Kano have devised plans to sponsor student associations and political agitators from other north-western states to incite chaos under the guise of advocating for the dethroned Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero.”

Governor Yussuf warned “student groups against being manipulated by troublemakers who are resolute in fomenting disorder in Kano.”

The Kano governor urged residents to continue with their daily activities, adding that the government will tackle individuals trying to destabilise the peace of the state.

The return of Sanusi to the throne, four years after former Abdullahi Ganduje dethroned him, had sparked pockets of protests.

Both the Federal and the State High Court have at the instance of the contenders issued conflicting orders to protect individual contenders.


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