May 28, 2024

Emirship tussle: Heavy security beef up around Bayero despite court order 


By Bashir Bello 

KANO — There was heavy security beef up at Gidan Nassarawa, the Emir’s Guest house, where the 15th Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero is currently occupying despite a court order to evict him from the palace.

The security personnel comprises the Police, Army, and DSS with their stationed vehicles.

A visit by our correspondent to Gidan Nassarawa observed strict restrictions of movement in and out of the area.

The security officers who mounted a roadblock on the area said they were acting on instructions.

Sources at the Gidan Nassarawa confirmed that the deposed Emir was currently in the Emir’s guest house around 3 pm but had retired to the inner room.

It was gathered that Bayero had earlier in the day received some of his subjects who paid him homage.

When contacted for reaction of the Kano State government on the development and continual stay of the deposed Emir, Bayero at the Gidan Nassarawa, the State’s Commissioner of Information, Halilu Dantiye said the matter is in the court.

Meanwhile, the 16th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II who is currently occupying the main palace is guarded by citizens who voluntarily sacrificed themselves for the governor’s choice.

However, there is little presence of security personnel such as Police, NSCDC, and DSS.