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Dethroned Emir, Ado Bayero Returns To Kano (Video)




The deposed Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, in the early hours of Saturday, arrived in the ancient city.

Naija News gathered that Ado Bayero returned to Kano into the waiting hands of a crowd of supporters at the airport.

It was learned that the whereabouts of the sacked monarch had been unknown since he was deposed by Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf on Thursday.

According to Daily Trust, the aircraft which conveyed the former monarch touched down at the Aminu Kano International airport at 4:30 am.

He was immediately thronged by his supporters, who were chanting a verse from Surah Al-Fatihah in the Holy Quran.

You (alone) we worship, and you (alone) we ask for help (for each and everything),” the supporters chanted.

While some others were saying, “God the Almighty will kill your enemies.”

The former Emir, who was fully dressed in royal regalia, did not respond to the crowd as he took his steps consciously.

He later observed Subhi (dawn prayer) at the airport.

See the video of his return below.

Recall that the House of Assembly had repealed the law which ex-Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje assented to on December 5, 2019.

After assenting to the law, Ganduje split the emirates into five and appointed Emirs in charge of each.

But while signing the repealed Kano Emirates Council Law, Yusuf gave all the Emirs affected by the law 48 hours to vacate their palaces and hand over to the Commissioner of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affair.

He had subsequently announced the reinstatement of Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi, whom Ganduje deposed in 2020.

The governor issued a reappointment letter to Sanusi on Friday and he led Jumat prayers at Government House, Kano.

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