Group faults troops deployment in Kano — News — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News


A human rights group, the Civil Rights Realisation and Advancement Network (CRRAN), has criticised the deployment of troops in Kano State by the National Security Adviser (NSA) following the Emirship tussle, calling it unconstitutional.

The group stated that the deployment of troops in any operation, even by the president, is subject to the provisions of section 217 of the Nigerian Constitution, adding that the court had affirmed this several times.

Military troops on Saturday took over strategic locations in Kano following the reinstatement of Sanusi Lamido as Emir and the deposition of Aminu Bayero by the state government.

The troops were reportedly enforcing a court order restraining Sanusi’s reinstatement.

Reacting to the development, CRRAN, in a statement by its President, Olu Omotayo, described the situation in the state as “unfortunate.”

However, the group stressed that the deployment further demonstrates the…

Source: Guardian Newspaper