Police To Arrest Emir Of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero’s Mockers

Police To Arrest Emir Of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero’s Mockers

The Kano State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has described as criminals and enemies of Kano, a group of people who reportedly booed the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, at a public event during the weekend.

Reports emerged earlier that some citizens were mocking the Emir of Kano when he arrived at an event on Sunday.

Reacting to the development on Monday, the State Commissioner of Police, Usaini Gumel, said the abusive chants against the emir were acts capable of causing unrest in the state.

The police boss lampooned those involved, describing them as “Saboteurs, enemies of the state and criminals.”

The said incident happened at the re-commissioning of the Hasiya Bayero Paediatric Hospital by the state governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, with the emir in attendance.

At the event, some residents who the police have now declared as miscreants, were reportedly shouting and chanting words like “New government, new Emir, We want Sanusi Back, and Emir Bayero is not our Emir”, among others, in reference to the calls among certain quarters for the scrapping of the four newly created emirates, the replacement of Emir Bayero with the deposed Emir Muhammadu Sanusi.

The State Police Commissioner, however, has frowned at the development and launched a manhunt for suspected miscreants.

Gumel said the acts of the miscreants nearly disrupted the event and that detectives of the command had identified six of the miscreants through the use of technology.

“The event was going on smoothly with His Excellency, the executive governor, in attendance, but unfortunately, at the tail end of the event, some miscreants were heard chanting words to destabilise the event.

“These miscreants were not invited, but they were intruders that came to the event, perhaps sponsored by persons with particular interest to cause disruption. They formed an unlawful assembly which is a criminal offence,” Daily Trust quoted Gumel saying.

The CP said detectives, while analysing video footage from the event, have identified six persons and that more footage is being analysed to identify others involved, after which they will be arrested and prosecuted, including anyone identified as sponsors.

CP Gumel warned that “Traditional institution is a sacred institution and anyone who thinks he can play around for one reason or the other to destabilise the peace in the state by bringing politics into the traditional institution is number one an enemy of the state, a saboteur and a criminal that the police will not allow to go scot-free. We are on our toes, and wherever they are, we will arrest them.”

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