A Few hours ago, it was reported that Muhammad Sanusi II was dethroned as the Emir of Kano. The news came as a rude shock to many because most people did not see it coming.
Video of the dethroned Emir being escorted out of the palace has gone viral on the internet. In the video, the fleet of cars with multiple escorts was seen trooping out of the palace
In his first comments since he was deposed, Mr Sanusi called for calm and for people to “embrace” the new emir.
“God in His infinite Wisdom had willed that I will become an emir of Kano so I was enthroned on the 8th of June 2014. I spent almost six years on the throne. But today God has also willed I will leave the throne. I have taken it in good faith,” he said in a video message.
“We are calling on people to be calm. “We urge our families and children to embrace the new emir. They should protect the heritage of this house,” he added.
It is unclear where security officers took Mr Sanusi, but by tradition, he will be expected to live in exile outside the emirate for the rest of his life.
He was Nigeria’s central bank chief before he became the Emir of Kano in the mainly Muslim north.
SOURCE: google news