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Security agents arrest dethroned Emir of Kano, whisk him to Nasarawa




The deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has been reportedly arrested by security operatives and whisked him out of the state.

Unconfirmed reports said the security operatives are heading to Nassarawa State where the deposed Emir will spend the rest of his life.

He was arrested after the security operatives sealed off the palace.

Before he was taken away, Sanusi was reportedly put under house arrest by the detachment of security operatives comprising the Department of State Service (DSS), police and the military.

The state government had said on Monday the Emir was dethroned allegedly disrespecting Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and other authorities in the state.


See the press release and Usman Alhaji’s speech below.

Here is a copy of the official press release which was read by the Secretary to the State Government on behalf of the Executive Council.



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Speech by the Secretary to the State Government Alhaji Usman Alhaji on the dethronement of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the Emir of Kano.



The council say they will appoint a new Emir of Kano.

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