In an apparent move to solidify the reconciliation moves between the President Goodluck Jonathan and emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, the director general of the State Security Services, SSS, Bassey Etang, has handed over the two travelling passports to the emir at his palace yesterday.
The senior special assistant to Governor Kwankwaso on chieftaincy and emirate council affairs, Alhaji Tijjani Mailafiya, authoritatively confirmed that the emir had gotten back his travelling passports.
It could be recalled that Sanusi’s diplomatic travelling passport was seized at Murtala Muhammad International Airport in Lagos when he returned from Niger Republic, while the other local passport was seized at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport when he was about boarding a Turkish Airline to France towards the twilight of his reign as the CBN helmsman.
Governor Kwankwaso’s special assistant on emirate affairs lauded the gesture of the federal government in returning Sanusi’s passport which will allow him continue the work of the people at home and abroad when necessary.
According to information from some quarters, the release was perhaps as a result of the recent visit of the emir and his senior councilors to President Jonathan at the villa in Abuja.