Royal tussle: Kano calm as Sanusi, Bayero hold parallel Friday prayers

The Kano state police Command has commended residents for their peaceful behaviours as Emirs Muhammad Sanusi II and Aminu Bayero presided over Friday prayers simultaneously in Kano.

Both emirs are laying claim to the throne; while Sanisu was reinstated by Governor Abba Yusuf, Bayero is contesting his dethronement in court.

The city of Kano was predicted to witness clashes between the supporters of the two parties with the police warning potential trouble-makers to stay away from the ancient city.

While Sanusi led at the Central Mosque, Bayero observed his prayers at the Nasarawa Palace.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Usaini Gumel, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview on Friday that prayers were conducted in a peaceful atmosphere across the 44 LGAs of the state.

“I am very pleased with the orderly manner faithful residents conducted themselves before, during and after the prayer’s without rancour in all parts of the state,” he said.

He praised residents for their cooperation with police personnel deployed in and outside the metropolis, which resulted in zero crime being recorded.

He appealed to them to continue cooperating with the police to ensure peaceful coexistence in the state.

“This is a testament to the effective collaboration between law enforcement and the community. The police command looks forward to continued partnership in maintaining peace and order in the state,” he said further.