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Ex-emir Sanusi denies nephew’s abduction

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By Mustapha Usman
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Former emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has dismissed report alleging that one of his family members had been abducted by unknown gunmen.

Recall that on Monday an online newspaper had reported that one Aminu Musa Abdullahi, a purported nephew to the deposed monarch was abducted along Abuja/Kaduna expressway.

But Mr Sanusi, in a telephone interview with journalists in Kano on Monday, denied the reports, insisting that all his family members were intact at their homes.

According to him, in the event of any abduction within his family, he would be the first to release news to the media.

“In any case, I expected the media, more specifically those who wrote the story, to get in touch with me to verify the story before going to the press. This kind of stories could endanger my family members’ life,” he stressed.

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Report has it that the kidnapped person is the son of a former Vice-Chancellor of the Bayero University Kano, BUK, Prof. Musa Abdullahi.

However, unconfirmed reports said the victim had been released by the kidnappers in the wee hours of Monday.

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