Why we deployed armed personnel to Sanusi, Bayero palaces -Kano CP Gumel

Sanusi and Ado Bayero

Emirs Sanusi and Ado Bayero fighting for the same throne

By Aminu Garko

The police have explained why they deployed additional armed personnel to the Kofar Kudu Palace, the residence of Emir Malam Mohammadu Sunusi, and the Nasarawa Mimi Palace, the residence of Emir Aminu Bayero.

AIG Usaini Gumel, the commissioner of police in Kano, confirmed the additional security deployment to the two palaces housing the contending emirs in the metropolitan Local Government Areas of Kano in an interview on Monday.

Gumel, who is the outgoing Kano Commissioner of Police explained that the deployment aims to prevent security threats and maintain peaceful atmosphere pending the outcome of the emirship tussle.

He added that equipped and armed personnel have been deployed to handle any unforeseen circumstances around the identified areas.

AIG Gumel said that the command has reinforced its personnel deployment plans to ensure adequate security and peaceful coexistence in the state.

” Armed personnel have been deployed to provide security at the Kofar Kudu Palace, residence of Emir Malam Mohammadu Sunusi, and the Nasarawa Mimi Palace, residence of Emir Aminu Bayero.

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The police commissioner appeal for public support and urge residents to provide information that could aid in maintaining peace, progress, and political stability.

The command is committed to providing the required security that will enable all residents to pursue their legitimate activities without threats to lives and property.

Reports on Sunday had indicated that police operatives had taken over security of the palace of Sanusi from the hunters who had been guarding him since his reinstatement as Emir.

PREMIUM TIMES quoted a security source at the palace as confirming the sack of the hunters in a report late Sunday.

“Did you need me to tell you that they (hunters) are no longer here? You can see it yourself; everyone has found his way”, a police officer at the palace said.

The newspaper further reported that the hunters began to leave the palace between Saturday and Sunday morning following a court ruling that invalidated the reappointment of Sanusi as emir on Thursday.

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