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BREAKING: Tension in Kano as Soldiers Provide Backup for Dethroned Emir Bayero after Arrest Order

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Tension is escalating in Kano following the deployment of soldiers to the mini-palace of dethroned Emir Aminu Ado Bayero. The former emir was removed from his position by Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf on May 24, who then appointed Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi as his replacement.

Governor Yusuf issued an immediate arrest order for Bayero, accusing him of defying directives to vacate his palace. The governor claims that Bayero’s return to the palace is an attempt to forcefully reclaim his position, thus creating unrest in the state. The situation is further complicated by allegations from the deputy governor, Comrade Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo, who accused National Security Adviser Mallam Nuhu Ribadu of facilitating Bayero’s return by providing two jets for his transportation.

Breaking: Governor Orders immediate Arrest of Dethroned Emir of Kano

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Reports indicate that tension has been mounting as soldiers arrived at the mini-palace of Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero. After his dethronement, the Kano governor re-appointed Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi as the emir. Governor Yusuf signed the repealed Kano Emirates Council Law and directed the dethroned emirs to vacate their palaces within 48 hours. While other affected emirs complied, Bayero returned to Kano on Saturday, May 25.

According to Daily Trust, Bayero’s aircraft landed at Aminu Kano International Airport at 4:30 am, where he was met by his supporters. He performed the dawn prayer (Subhi) at the airport before proceeding to the mini-palace in Nassarawa.

Governor Yusuf, through his spokesperson Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, stated that Bayero’s return was an attempt to forcibly reclaim his position, thereby creating tension. Consequently, a team of soldiers was dispatched to the palace following the arrest order.

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The deployment of additional troops remains unclear, even though security operatives had initially accompanied Bayero from the airport to the mini-palace. In a related development, Deputy Governor Gwarzo accused the National Security Adviser, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, of backing Bayero by providing two jets for his transportation to Kano.

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