Police Clarify Emir Leadership for Friday Prayers in Kano

By Milcah Tanimu

The Kano State Police Command has clarified that the 15th Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, will not lead Friday prayers at the Kano Central Mosque, contrary to widespread speculation. Instead, Bayero will observe his prayers at the mosque within Nasarawa Palace, where he currently resides. This announcement was made by the State Commissioner of Police, Usaini Gumel.

The 16th Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, is expected to lead the Jummah prayers at the Central Mosque. This announcement follows a period of tension in Kano City, where rumors circulated that both rival emirs planned to lead the Friday prayers at the Central Mosque, raising concerns about potential conflicts between their supporters.

Commissioner Gumel addressed these concerns, urging the public to disregard false reports and misinformation circulating on social media. He assured that the police and other state security agencies will ensure robust security measures are in place to allow residents to observe congregational prayers peacefully.

“The police urge the general public to disregard the false reports and misinformation circulating on social media and go about their activities without fear of molestation or intimidation,” Gumel said. He added that security agencies are committed to protecting the lives and property of Kano residents during the Friday prayers.

Gumel also encouraged the public to provide credible information on any suspicious activities or movements of dubious characters to facilitate prompt security action in the state.


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