Deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, who was taken to Loko in Nasarawa state in the early hours of Tuesday, has been relocated to Awe town, Awe local government area of the state.
On Tuesday afternoon, a police helicopter ferried him away from Loko secondary school playground.
Briefing journalists, the traditional ruler of Loko, Abubakar Sabo said the move became necessary owing to the fact that Loko lacks access road, any source of portable water and electricity, among others.
He noted that the decision to relocate the former emir had nothing to do with the prevailing insecurity in the area.
The Emir of Loko, who is also a first class Paramount ruler, said: “Here in Loko, we are hospitable people as such we received the dethroned Emir of Kano warmly as it should be.
“In fact, my people are not happy as regards relocating the said dethroned Emir to Awe.
“The authority concerned said they want to relocate him owing to the fact that we lack so many social amenities here.”
The government had hinged its action on Sanusi’s “outright disregard for the state government and Kano Emirate’s traditional norms”, appointing Aminu Bayero, emir of Bichi and son of the late Ado Bayero, Sanusi’s predecessor, as his replacement.