Police end siege to Emir of Kano’s palace

The police on Thursday ended their four-day siege to the palatial official residence of the traditional ruler of Kano Emirate.

The police had on Monday deployed   armed officers and men in the palace following   a series of protests by some youths   who kicked against the appointment of a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mallam Lamido Sanusi, as the new Emir of Kano.

Sanusi is expected to lead the 7th day Fidau prayers for the late Emir, Ado Bayero, on Friday (today) by 12 noon.

It was gathered that the new traditional ruler will subsequently lead Muslim faithful in Kano during the Friday Jumat prayers.

The new Emir on Thursday received the leader of Tijjaniyya sect in Africa, Khalifa Sheikh Isiyaka Rabi’u,   at the Government House.

Meanwhile, the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, yesterday congratulated the newly installed Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, saying he was destined to be emir.

A statement singed by the National Publicity Secretary of the forum, Mohammed Ibrahim reads: “The ACF hereby congratulates the new Emir of Kano, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi on his appointment.

“The selection of Sanusi as the new emir by the Kano emirate king makers was an act destined by Allah who alone gives leadership to whosoever He wishes.

“May Allah give the new emir the wisdom and courage to see this new position as the father of Kano people and by extension northerners and Nigerians at large. The new Emir should therefore bring his wealth of experience, competence and exposure to bear in uniting the royal family members and people of Kano for a peaceful transition and continuation of the good legacies of late Ado Bayero.

“ACF has an unflinching regard and respect for the traditional institutions as… stabilizers, custodians of our core values, culture and customs, we therefore call on Sanusi to uphold the sanctity of the institution and consider his appointment as a rare opportunity to serve his people in this new capacity.”

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