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Reports say the new Emir of Kano, Mallam Sanusi Lamido, has yet to move into his palace more than 24 hours after he received his appointment letter and staff of office.
As of 8.02pm on Tuesday, Nigeria’s PUNCH Newspaper report that the palace was still under lock and key. The presence of policemen deployed there on Sunday to keep away protesting youths was also still noticeable.
Under normal circumstances, Sanusi would have after receiving the staff of office resumed his royal duties at the palace as has been the tradition for over 1,000 years but due to the security situation occasioned by the protests that followed his appointment, the royal father was said to have heeded security advice to lay low for now.
Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer, Kano State Police Command, Magaji Majia, urged parents and guardians to ensure that their children and wards did not join others to threaten the peace of the city.
“The city is calm and quiet as we have no record of security breach today,” he told journalists.
There were speculations in the city on Tuesday that President Goodluck Jonathan was due to visit the state on Tuesday to condole with the family of the late emir, Alhaji Ado Bayero.
A helicopter belonging to the Nigerian Air force hovered round Kano for most part of the day while Armoured Personnel Carriers were stationed in strategic locations in the city.
The President will however visit Kano on Wednesday (today).