KANO BOMBING: QUESTIONS ARISING. IS SANUSI INNOCENT?

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1-Kano Bombing-OnoBello-918Following the multiple bombing of kano’s central mosque by terrorists on Friday, Nigerians have taken to the social media to query the innocence of the Emir of Kano who was unusually absent during the attacks.

EGHEOMHANRE EYIEYIEN WROTE: 

”Now that Kano has an Emir who is an Islamist jihadist himself, I find it rather curious that he FINALLY said something which is against Boko Haram and then the Mosque at which he usually preaches every Friday was bombed by suicide-bombers WHEN he was not in attendance.

Several questions on my mind:

1. What led Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi to tell the worshippers at the Kano Central Mosque about two weeks ago that “Muslims should defend themselves against Boko Haram” when he knows that Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor was severely criticised when he called on Christians to defend themselves against the same Islamist jihadist terrorists after they bombed St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Niger State in 2011?

2. Why did Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi miss the Jumat Service last Friday at the Kano Central Mosque?

3. Did Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi know about the planned suicide-bombing of the Mosque?

4. If Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi had fore-knowledge of the attack, did he warn the security agencies?

5. If Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi somehow knew about an imminent attack on the Kano Central Mosque, what steps did he take to avert the attack or ensure that the Mosque was better secured?

The role Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi played in instigating the riot which resulted in the beheading of Gideon Akaluka in Kano by a mob of Islamists is still very fresh in our memory.

Kano indigenes and residents should be worried about the man who has been foisted on them by the APC Governor of the state, Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso, as their Emir.”

EGHEOMHANRE EYIEYIEN, a senatorial aspirant in Nigeria’s 2015 general elections is one of Nigeria’s most popular political commentators.

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