The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, and governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, SaharaReporters has learned, regularly violate security protocol at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA), Kano, whenever they are traveling.
According to airport sources, the Emir always refuses to be screened when boarding flights and ensures that members of his usually large entourage are also not screened.
Mr. Ganduje, sources told SaharaReporters, usually travels with large retinues of political thugs and demands that they should not be screened.
Emboldened by the governor’s orders, the thugs are said to bulldoze their way through screening points to board flights.
This conduct of the governor and Emir, SaharaReporters was told, is a source of worry for airport users and officials, who believe that terrorists, certain that would not go through screening, could infiltrate their entourages to wreak havoc.