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Governor Abba Yusuf has ordered the immediate arrest of former Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, “for creating tension in the state.”

This is contained in a statement issued on Saturday morning by the Governor’s Spokesman, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa.

The statement said the former Emir arrived Kano city last night “in an attempt to forcefully return to the palace two days after being deposed by the Governor.”

The statement also confirmed that the new Emir, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, had entered his palace in company of Governor Yusuf, his Deputy, Comrade Aminu Abdulsalam Gwarzo, and the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Jibrin Falgore,and other top government functionaries at about 1 a.m. on Saturday.

“As the Chief Security Officer of the state, His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, has directed the Commissioner of Police to arrest the deposed Emir with immediate effect for disturbing public peace and attempting to destroy the relative peace the state enjoys,” the statement said.

Other Sources said Bayero arrived Kano in the early hours of Saturday through the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport.

He was immediately swarmed by his waiting supporters who were chanting a verse from Surah Al-Fatihah in the Holy Qur’an.

The former Emir reportedly contemplated returning to his palace but shelved the idea,as the reinstalled Sanusi Lamido Sanusi had already entered the royal house much earlier.

Thus, Bayero retreated to Gidan Sarkin Nasarawa, the next most important house in the Kano Emirate.

As at the time of filing this report, Governor Yusuf and his Deputy,the Speaker and other top gun functionaries are believed to be with Emir Sanusi inside the Kano Royal House.

Meanwhile,the ancient city remains calm and peaceful,in spite of the unfolding Emir drama,as people go about their normal businesses, apparently indifferent to the seemingly disturbing situation.

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