Kano Emirate Tussle: NSCIA Cautions Ulama Against Unguarded Comments


The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has expressed concern over the contradictory statements emanating from some Ulama on the traditional leadership crisis in the state.

The Deputy Secretary-General of NSCIA, Prof. Salisu Shehu, said this in a statement on Wednesday .

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, is the President-General of the NSCIA.

There has been stand-off, conflicting court judgements and disagreement among the ulamas in Kano State following the tension and controversy heralding the deposition of 15th Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, and the throne of the formerly deposed 14th Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II.

“At this trying period for the Ummah, the council calls on Islamic scholars, who are custodians of Islamic learning, values and guidance, to exercise caution and refrain from making statements that can further exacerbate tension and polarise the Ummah.

“Ulama within and outside the state should prayerfully allow the current traditional leadership conflict in Kano, to be handled and resolved by the political, judicial and customary authorities,” Shehu said.


The council urged Kano’s political, traditional and judicial authorities to resolve the current issue with the fear of Allah, fairness and justice.

The council also urged the people of Kano to sincerely call on Allah, remain calm and avoid taking laws into their hands, while praying Allah to grant sustainable peace in Nigeria.


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