Helicopters Hovering Around Kano Skies, Security Beefed Up
As the heat over the appointment of former CBN boss, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the 54th Emir of the Kano Emirate continues to prevail on the ancient city of Kano, Military helicopters are currently hovering over the skies of the city.
Although it is not clear the reason behind deploying helicopters to the city, an online news platform, TheCable said it is in anticipation of the arrival of President Goodluck Jonathan, who is scheduled to pay a condolence visit to the family of late former emir of the state, Alhaji Ado Bayero.
The condolence visit by the President earlier scheduled for Monday was cancelled because of the protest that enveloped the city following Sanusi’s emergence but analysts say the decision was because Sanusi emerged against the President’s wish.
Abusidiqu is not aware if a new date has been fixed for the visit, but Jonathan on arrival in Kano is expected to be received at the Galadima House, family house of the Bayeros, which is adjacent the palace of the emir of Kano.
As the palace of the emir is still under lock and key, new emir, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has been operating from the Kano State Government House, Naseer House precisely.
Security around the area has been bolstered with a deployment of policemen and soldiers.
The use of private jets has been prohibited in Kano since Monday, less than a a day after the emergence of Sanusi Lamido as emir.
Although the ban was roundly criticised as a move to prevent Sanusi’s well-wishers from travelling to the north-western state to felicitate with him, Director of Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade, said the ban was prompted by “security” considerations.
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