Boko Haram Threat: Muslim group wants “impregnable security” for Emir Sanusi

Muhammad Sanusi II

A Muslim group has called on the Nigerian government to seriously treat the threat by extremist group, Boko Haram, to attack the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, on Thursday warned that the open threat issued by the terror group is not an empty one.

The group in a statement signed by its Director, Ishaq Akintola asked security authorities to step up security around the Emir.

“We invite Nigerian security agencies to take the threat seriously. The Emir’s palace should be made impregnable,” Mr. Akintola said.

Mr. Akintola said there is need for security agencies to be more proactive by providing adequate security for all top religious leaders including presidents and secretaries of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN and the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA.

He also said the threat is a challenge to Nigerian security operatives in the counter – terrorism campaign.
He also called on Nigerians to be at alert and to help the security agencies with real time information on the terrorist’s activities.

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, in a new video threatened to attack the Emir of Kano in retaliation for the Emir’s call on Kano residents and other Nigerians to arm and defend themselves against the terror organization.

Mr. Shekau said his group does not consider Mr. Sanusi a true Muslim, and will attack him whenever an opportunity presents itself.

The Emir had earlier issued a call to arms after a series of deadly attacks by suspected Boko Haram militants in Kano.

Speaking at Kano’s central Mosque in October, the Emir charged the people of Kano to arm and defend themselves against the sect, which is responsible for more than 13,000 deaths.


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  • Shiloh

    MURIC is a confused Muslim group of slow thinkers. Otherwise it will know there’s no personal safety in a Jihad.
    Better to resolve the overarching Jihad than to single out one person for highest security in a nation under siege.
    Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi does not really excite anyone who cares for law and order with underlying justice.

    To single him out of 180 million Nigerians exemplifies MURIC’s wrong mode of thinking public issues with bias.
    MURIC has but scarce sense of fairness and hasn’t ever called that Emir Sanusi submit to the justice system.
    Emir Sanusi afterall has an antecedent case of ₦650 billion missing at CBN before Boko Haram’s threat.

  • New Nigerian

    …I’d ask the Emir to decalre Jihad on Boko Haram in his emirate and pass fatwa for the head of Shekau. I’d ask that all emirs in the North do same in all emirates in the North. While at the same time doing the needful to protect not only the emir but every soul in the emirate. No point asking King Nebuchadnezzer to do what he has refused to do and if anything, asking him to stop a genocide that no one except him would gain from given by the latest news that 1 million internally displaced people in the North East – who would have voted against Jonathan ofcourse – will not be voting….now can everyone now see who is blowing the dog whistle on all these so called insurgencies?

  • Dan maikoko

    The people of Kano and all well meaning Nigerians are solidly behind the Emir. His faith in his people is unshakeable. Our loyalty and faith in him is just as strong. He has become a national hero. When all are cowering under the threat of BH in fear he, alone, ha s stood his ground, by his people and has shown exemplary courage.

  • Aaam

    MUSIC, how do you expect Dr. Dumbo to authorize “impregnable” security for Emir Sunusi, when he would be much more happy, when the BH threat should come to pass?

  • Joe

    I think God is bringing an end to boko haram in Nigeria since they have steeped up and extended their attacks to those in authority, that means both the poor and rich will now team up against boko haram as a common enemy, and if that happens, we defeat BH just like Ebola. If BH could have abducted a sitting governor, or minister, or an emir, or a senator, or a general etc, I believe the frequent and familiar phrase “goverment is on top of the situation” could have been a reality. Now that BH is threatening people that matters, I think we will have answers to BH very soon.

  • Sani

    With all due respect, Emir Sanusi Lamido should submit voluntarily to audit investigation on
    the 650 billion Naira un-accounted at the Central Bank of Nigeria, and, then, submit to the
    Director of State Security Services (DSS) for investigation of his role in financing Boko Haram,
    if any. That is the path of honour. He will not get default support from an angry public otherwise.

    • Raymond (Journalist)

      “Who is this person (said to have financed Boko Haram from inside Central Bank of Nigeria)?
      What is so special about him that he cannot even be named? Why can’t he be brought out for
      the public to see the person who has helped in sending thousands of Nigerians to their early graves
      while the nation is faced with the greatest threat to her unity since the Nigerian civil war
      nearly fifty years ago?

      Nigeria’s Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has added his voice to this allegation,
      affirming that his own independent inquiries showed that the same individual is indeed culpable.
      He went on to say that the name of the person has been made available to the highest authority
      in the land.

      Although the very thought that an individual in the top echelon of Nigeria’s ultimate Bank
      and regulator of the financial system will become a bankroller of our enemy (Boko Haram),
      yet it is only such a high level conspiracy that can make Boko Haram to grow into the monster
      it has become. When this fellow is identified, tried and convicted, we will expect him to face the
      full wrath of the law.”

      ………..VANGUARD Editorial Opinion

      [September 19th, 2014]

      • Nathan Adewole

        Yeah, yeah! President Goodluck Jonathan has no right or reason to leave Emir Sanusi Lamido
        ensconced in the Kano emirate palace as if the funds belonged to Sanusi in person to use at will.

      • Sadiq Garba

        DSS exoneration spree did spare all that were mentioned by Davis.

  • Garden-City Boy

    Put him in a re-enforced concrete bunker because those boys are coming after him. He has breached the bargain, and no N100,000,000 pay for a job he has asked them to do. Or, he can go on self-exile to Dubai from Boko ahram, but never from retributive justice.

  • emmanuel

    Sanusi is a very venomous human.

    He would get his boys slaughter hundreds of people just to get himself back into mainstream political activity and relevance.

    I can bet that Sanusi orchestrated both the killings at the Mosque and the video. There was no way he would be in Kano and would not have attended that Friday prayer, meanwhile anyone the boys sent to carry out the killing could have taken in as retaliation for his relatives who may have died in the Attack – his trip was a clean Alibi! The man is a first Class rogue and a Muslim first class cleric.

    Impregnable security indeed. I am sure he knows that the aggrieved Kano people are warming up to take their pound of flesh so he wants the FG cover. Dan Banza ne!

    • Adetayo Adewale Adebowale

      Hello Sanusi alreadya king,the Emir throne is his birthright. So he now an institution.

      Thank you

  • Mr. Abdin

    Now we are knowing who are the real Boko haram.