The Kano State Government under Dr. Umar Abdullahi Ganduje has announced the immediate removal of Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi ii as the Emir of Kano.
The deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has reportedly been arrested and banished to a community in Nasarawa State. The Nation reports that shortly after his dethronement was announced, security operatives arrested Sanusi and whisked him out of the ancient city amidst tight security.
The State Secretary to the Government Usman Alhaji announced the dethronement of sanusi saying the government of Umar Ganduje is announcing the removal of Emir of Kano as the Emir of Kano.
Usman Alhaji said the reason why the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi is being removed is because of his total disrespect to the lawful instructions from the government and the lawful authorities.
“We are removing him for his disrespect for lawful instructions from the office of the Governor and lawful authorities including his persistent refusal to attend official meetings and programmes organized by the government without any lawful justification which amount to total insubordination”.
” It is on record and in so many instances Malam Muhammadu Sanusi ii has been found breaching part 3 section 13 (a-e) of the Kano State Emirate law 2019 and which if Left unchecked will destroy the good and established image of the Kano Emirate ”
“This removal is made after due consultations with the relevant stakeholders and in compliance with part 3 section 13 of the Kano State Emirate law 2019 and other reasons stated above.
” The removal was reached in order to safeguard the sanctity culture and tradition religion and prestige of the Kano Emirate built over a thousand years.”
Usman Alhaji said Governor Ganduje had called on the general public to remain calm, law abiding and go about their normal businesses while the new Emir would be announced soon.
Already armed security personnel have taken over the entire City to forestall break down of law and order.
It was gathered that the security operatives are heading to Nassarawa state where he will spend the rest of his life in asylum.
The security agents have reportedly sealed off the palace.