The Kano State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of 10 suspects in connection with the death of an unknown person during Wednesday’s durbar held at the palace of the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.
The spokesman for the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed this while briefing newsmen in Kano on Thursday.
He said police arrested the suspects in connection with the violence that resulted in the death of the man. He also added that investigation was already in progress.
According to the police, the remains of the deceased have been deposited in the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital mortuary.
The command asked the public, whose relatives were missing, to proceed to the hospital to identify the yet unknown victim.
The emir hosted the event.
However, the Hauwan Daushe procession, which involved paying homage to the state governor, was suspended by Governor Ganduje.
A statement signed by a government official stated that the governor suspended the event due to security concerns.
The statement also said the governor could not attend the durbar at the emir’s palace due to exigencies of office.
However, the governor attended the maiden edition of the durbar in Bichi, one of the new emirates recently created.
The Acting Secretary of the Kano Emirate Council explained that the traditional Hauwan Daushe was cancelled on the governor’s directive.
Yusuf used the opportunity to appeal to Imams, Islamic clerics and other well-wishers to converge on the Kano Central Mosque for special prayers for the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, for the incumbent’s ascension to the throne and for peaceful co-existence in the state.