The #BringBackOurGirls movement has condemned the dethronement of the 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.
A statement by the group on Tuesday said it received with sadness the news of the emir’s dethronement, describing him as a staunch advocate of girl-child education in Nigeria and particularly in the northern part of the country.
The group recalled that during the first Annual Chibok Girls’ lecture in 2017, Sanusi, who was the Guest Speaker, said: “anyone who challenges a system or fights for the voiceless must be ready for a serious backlash. Character assassination, slander, blackmail and intimidation are the normal tools employed by those who defend and profit from the status quo.”
The group said it extols the “virtues of courage, consistency and dignity of Sanusi and is rest assured in his continued defence that justice will no further be denied the poor and voiceless in our country.”
The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, had said the removal was with immediate effect.
According to the Secretary, Emir Sanusi’s action violated the part 3 section A-E of Kano state law, hence the removal.
He said the removal was in consultation with relevant stakeholders.