Following his dethronement earlier today, security operatives have arrested the deposed Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II, whisked him out of the ancient city amidst tight security.
There is an unconfirmed report that convoy was seen heading to Nassarawa state where Sanusi is expected to spend the rest of his life.
Meanwhile, Sanusi has been replaced with Aminu Ado Bayero, former Emir of Bishi. The announcement was made by the Secretary to the Kano State Government, Usman Alhaji.
Alhaji said, “Following the resolution emanating from the State Executive Council today and the recommendation by kingmakers of Kano Emirate and the approval of the appointment of the new Emir of Kano.
“Following the resolution of the State Executive Council at its sitting of today, the 9th day of March 2020, with regards to the deposition of the former emir, in my capacity as the Secretary to the State Government, I have been directed by his Excellency the Executive Governor of Kano state, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, (OFR).
“Based on the powers conferred on him by the provision of section 11(1) of the Kano State Emirate Council Law 2019, that is equivalent to 1441 AH, to announce the appointment of Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, the former Emir of Bichi Emirate, as the new Emir of Kano Emirate. He is the 15th Emir of the Fulani in the Kano Emirate.
“This followed the recommendation received from the Kano Kingmakers to his Excellency the Executive Governor of Kano state. As you can see the four kingmakers are all here seated with us.”