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Houses Burnt as Violent Protest Engulf Kano Over Choice of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi As Emir

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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. reports that already, houses have been burnt and

security situation in Kano remain tensed.