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Residents Riot Over Appointment of Sanusi As New Emir of Kano

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Some residents of Kano State on Sunday took to the street following the announcement of the former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, as the Emir of Kano State.
A witness said the aggrieved residents at the Kofar Kudu area of the state, near the Emir’s palace started the riot as Sanusi was announced the successor to late Alhaji Ado Bayero.
He said the residents of the neighbouring streets trooped out to the palace area in opposition to the choice, shouting “Ba muso, ba muso”, meaning, “We don’t want, we don’t want” in apparent reference to the choice of Sanusi by the state government.
According to him, the angry residents set tyres on fire, mounted road blocks and started throwing stones at passing vehicles.
He said the situation was, however, quelled by the swift arrival of a detachment of police officers, Civil Defence officials as well as members of the state Hisbah.

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