PHOTOS: Hunters stand guard as Sanusi remains in palace despite court order 

Security agents, including police officers, hunters, and vigilantes, are standing guard at the palace of the Emir of Kano.

On Thursday, Abba Yusuf, governor of Kano, announced the reinstatement of Muhammadu Sanusi as the Emir of Kano.

Yusuf reinstated Sanusi shortly after he signed the bill abolishing the five emirates created in 2019.

In March 2020, Abdullahi Ganduje, former governor of Kano, deposed Sanusi as Emir of Kano “for total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the governor”.


On Thursday, the state legislators passed the amended Kano State Emirate Council (Repeal) Bill 2024.

The new emirate law stipulated the sack of all the emirs in the jurisdictions and a restoration of the old order.

Only one Emir will now be overseeing all of Kano.


With the announcement, the governor dethroned Aminu Ado Bayero, who was away in Ogun state on an official assignment, as the Emir.

The development has created tension in Kano.

When TheCable visited the Emir’s palace on Saturday night, the security details of the governor were seen there.

It was believed that the governor, some commissioners, and other political appointees were with the new Emir at the time of this report.


On his return to the state on Saturday, the deposed Emir moved into another palace in Nassarawa LGA.

The place was heavily guarded by men of the Nigerian Army, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), and police officers at the time of the visit by TheCable.

The former Emir’s official car was spotted as his supporters trooped into the mini palace to pay homage.


Local hunters at the Emir’s palace

A vehicle belonging to Ado Bayero, the deposed Emir, was parked at the royal palace in Nassarawa LGA of Kano.
Some hunters arrive palace of the Emir.


Police officers at the entrance of the Emir’s palace



Abba Yusuf, Kano state governor’s official car spotted at the Palace of the Emir

Abba Yusuf’s car
Men of the Nigerian Army at the royal palace where the deposed emir of Kano is staying

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