It all started like drama following an announcement by the Secretary to State Government ,Alhaji Usman Alhaji that the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi has been dethroned.
Many did not believe it, but by mid afternoon, what started from the Executive Council meeting of the Kano State government chaired by the Governor Abdullai Ganduje had become a national discourse.
Shortly after, the process towards rooting out the dethrone traditional ruler commenced and the law enforcement agents started operations.
The announcement came shortly that the dethrone Emir would be exiled in Nasarawa state and preparations towards moving him to Nasarawa commenced.
The dethroned Emir of Kano was taken to Nasarawa state, after about four hours struggle to take him out. A security source told newsreportersng.com that security personnel succeeded in getting him out of the place around 4:30pm.
The source who spoke on phone said: “We are right now at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) on our way to Nasarawa state. It took us several hours to remove the emir from the palace.”
When our reporter visited the palace, there were a combined team of heavily armed security personnel from the State Security Service, Police, Civil Defence Corps and Army stationed in the area.
The dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi Lamido has allegedly been whisked away from Kano State after he was dethroned by the Kano State government on Monday.
After Sanusi’s removal from office, a combined team of security operatives including men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps as well as the Nigeria Police were deployed to the palace.
The security operatives have taken over the movement in, out and within the palace area as part of efforts to forestall any breakdown of law and order.
The deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammad SanusiIi after hours of talk, accepted to leave the palace and his throne after hours of deadlock with security officials.
A top security officers who was part of the team that escorted him to the airport said that he departed the state through the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport at exactly 6.40 PM.
The source told Daily Sun that the deposed Emir left in a chartered aircraft number N888E which was chartered by the Kano state government to convey the deposed monarch to his new abode
Another chartered flight conveyed his entire household made up of his wives and children out of the state, he said.
According to the source they were accompanied by about eight policemen who will most likely stay with them for a while n Nassarawa State
It was gathered that the flight will take them to Abuja airport from where they will travel by road to Nassarawa State.
Sources said that it was not easy getting the monarch to accept the weight of what had happened adding that he initially refused the security officials access to the palace.
According to the source , reason however prevailed after the security officers led by the Kano State Commissioner of Police , Habu Sani held discussions with some his influential friends of the monarch whi were with him in solidarity at the time of his depositions.
Among those who brokered the dialogue and helped achieved a head way were the former NBA president A T Mahmoud (SAN)and his Chief of Staff.
“Following their intervention, the deposed Emir accepted to submit to the request of the government to proceed on exile*
^ He then accepted to sign the letter from the Government himself. Below his signature,, he quoted a verse of the Koran in the said letter” said the source.
* It was then that he requested for some minutes to pack some of his belongings. We waited for about 49 minutes before we commenced the journey to the airport.* said the security officer who saw the Emir off Kano. End.
Governor Ganduje’s aides had announced earlier that the government removed Emir Sanusi from office over allegations of gross insubordination.
Just as the Emir was taken away, the government came out with another announcement that the Crown Prince of Kano, Nasir Ado Bayero may be named as Sanusi’s replacement.
Alhaji Bayero is one of the sons of the former Emir of Kano, Abdullahi Ado Bayero. He is the Chiroma Kano (Crown Prince) and the District Head of Nassarawa in Kano State.