Houses Burnt as Violent Protest Engulf Kano Over Choice of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi As Emir
The choice of embattled former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has sparked off violent protest in the northern
Nigerian city of Kano.
Kano state Government under the supervision of Engr. Rabi'u Musa Kwankwaso
Sunday afternoon chose Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the new Emir of Kano.
Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Eengr. Rabi'u Suleiman Bbichi who
made the announcement said Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was chosen after due
consultation with relevant stakeholders, including the Emirate Council and
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi defeated Lamido Sanusi Ado Bayero (first son of late
Emir Ado Bayero) and Yahaya Inuwa Abbas, son former Emir of Kano, late
Muhammadu Inuwa Muhammadu Inuwa who spent six months on the throne and was
succeeded by the immediate past Emir, the late Ado Bayero.
Pointblanknews.com reports that already, houses have been burnt and
security situation in Kano remain tensed.