The deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has left Awe, Nasarawa State, at about 4:27 p.m., in the company of Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna, after observing the Friday congregational prayers.
Mr Sanusi had led the Friday Juma’at prayer at the Awe Central Mosque, where he admonished Muslims to take whatever situation they found themselves in, as destiny.
He encouraged the faithful to always live with the fear of God and accept whatever predicament that befell them in good faith, and prayed for the peace and development of the country.
Addressing newsmen a few minutes before their departure, Governor El-Rufair disclosed that the ex-emir would be flown to Lagos where his family is, “to enjoy his freedom”.
He said: ” We are on our way to Abuja and its quite likely that he will proceed to Lagos which was his preferred destination from the day he was dethroned because some part of his family is now in Lagos.”
Recall that the Kano government had dethroned Sanusi on Monday, March 9, over alleged open disregard to the state government and disrespect for the traditions of the Kano Emirate.
He was initially taken to Loko in Nasarawa State, before he was moved to Awe, another town in the north-central state, on Wednesday, March 11.