The Nigeria Police on Thursday brought its four-day siege to the Emir of Kano’s palace to an end.
The police had on Monday deployed armed personnel in the palace following a series of protests by some youths, who kicked against the emergence of a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Malam Lamido Sanusi, as the new Emir of Kano.
It was learnt that with the end of the siege to the palatial residence of the traditional ruler of the Kano Emirate, preparations have begun to ensure that Sanusi, who had been operating from the state Government House since Monday, relocated to the palace.
“I just got the information that the police have left the palace. Preparations will now start to ensure that the emir relocates to the palace”, he said.
The governor’s spokesperson also disclosed that since policemen had been withdrawn from the Government House, patriotic Kano youths had taken over the responsibility of providing security for the governor.
“Patriotic young men are guarding the Government House now as a result of the withdrawal of policemen by the federal authorities”, Dantiye wrote in a post on his Facebook page on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the new Emir on Thursday received the leader of Tijjaniyya sect in Africa, Khalifa Sheikh Isiyaka Rabi’u, at the Government House, Kano.
Dantiye, who made this known in a post on his Facebook page, stated that Rabi’u offered prayers to God to grant the new emir protection and wisdom to rule over his people.