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  • Updated: May 27, 2024

Kano: Police uncover plots to unleash havoc at state assembly, other areas following Emir tussle

Kano: Police uncover plots to unleash havoc at state assembl

The public has been made aware of potential plots by some groups and people to incite fear in public areas due to the ongoing Emirship dispute by the Kano State Police Command.

Usaini Gumel, the state's commissioner of police, alerted reporters to the situation on Sunday.

He claims that reliable intelligence indicates that certain people intend to organise protests that may result in violent altercations.

The state House of Assembly Complex, Kofar Nasarawa, Iyaka Road, Kofar Naisa, Brigade, Airport Road, Janbulo, and Sani Mainenge neighbourhoods were among the locations the Commissioner listed as concerning.

“We have received credible information about miscreants trying to unleash terror at locations, particularly the House of Assembly and other key places within the state. It has been verified by so many sources.

“Anybody who wants to test the ground, the security has the capacity to deal with the miscreants. We have perfected plans to embark on serious patrols and detection on locations where we are informed the miscreants are hiding,” he stated. 

Allnews.ng had reported a wave of protests over the last several days in Kano. 

Protesters in the five emirates of Rano, Bichi, Karaye, Kano, and Gaya on Sunday were led by the supporters of Aminu Bayero, the deposed emir of Kano.

Governor Abba Yusuf removed Bayero from office after he signed a bill that nullified the Emirate Council Law of 2019.

The 2019 law created five separate jurisdictions within the Kano emirate and laid the foundation for Muhammadu Sanusi's overthrow in 2020.

However, on Thursday, the governor fired the Emirs and appointed Sanusi again, which caused unrest in a few regions of the state.

Meanwhile, the Arewa Social Contract Initiatives, a Non-Governmental Organization, NGO, has urged Aminu Ado Bayero, the dethroned Emir of Kano, to promptly relocate from Kano "in the spirit of peace and stability."

The request followed an emergency meeting held by the group's 19 Northern States chapters in Kano. 

The NGO expressed concerns that Bayero's sudden return, after having vacated the palace and left the state, could provoke civil unrest in Kano.

Sani Muhamud Darma, the National Chairman of the group, conveyed the organization's stance while reading the communiqué of the meeting on Saturday. 

He stated, "Aminu Ado Bayero's actions clearly negate the tradition of the Emirate Council to which he belongs.”

Darma cautioned Bayero, emphasizing that history would not look kindly upon him if he became a source of uncertainty and chaos, potentially leading to significant loss of life and property.

"Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, the dethroned Emir of Kano, should remember that the same person he is challenging today vacated the same seat for him and was even banished to a town far away from Kano, but he accepted what happened in good faith without causing any uproar. Why are you not replicating his actions?”

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