Police Withdraws from Emir of Kano Palace, as Sanusi Prepares to Relocate from Govt House
Police officers who have been stationed at the palace of the emir of Kano since last Sunday, hindering the new emir from accessing the palace to handle his responsibilities, have now been withdrawn.
The deployment of the armed officers and men in the palace followed series of protests by some youths who kicked against the appointment of a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mallam Lamido Sanusi, as the new Emir of Kano.
With the withdrawal of the police, it was gathered that preparations were being put in place to ensure that Sanusi, who had been ruling Kano from the state Government House since Monday, relocated to the palace.
Confirming the development, the Director of Press and Public Relations to Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, Baba Dantiye, told one of our correspondents on the telephone, that Sanusi would move into the place within the next few days.
“I just got the information that the police have left the palace. Preparations will now start to ensure that the emir relocates to the palace,” he said.
But Dantiye noted that since policemen had also been withdrawn from the Government House, Kano youths had taken over the responsibility of guarding the place.
“Patriotic young men are guarding the Government House now as a result of the withdrawal of policemen by the federal authorities,” Dantiye wrote in a post on his Facebook page on Thursday.
Sanusi is expected to lead the 7th day Fidau prayers for the late Emir, Ado Bayero, on Friday (today) by 12 noon.
It was gathered that the new traditional ruler will subsequently lead Muslim faithful in Kano during the Friday Jumat prayers.
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