Emirate Tussles: Tijjaniyya leader, Sheikh Niasse denies asking Emir Sanusi to step down


The Global Leader of Tijjaniyya Sect, Sheikh Muhammad Mahi Niasse, has strongly denied a purported letter circulating in which he allegedly appealed to the reinstated Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II to step down and follow in his grandfather’s footsteps.

In a counter letter written in Arabic and translated to Hausa, signed by the Commissioner of Religious Matters of Kano State and who also doubles as the Nigeria spokesperson of the Global Tijjaniyya Leader, Sani Auwalu Ahmad Tijjani said the purported letter asking Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II to step down is forged and did not emanate from their Leader.

He said, “In fact, the Purported letter has touched on the integrity of our Leader who sees Muhammadu Sanusi II as his disciple in Nigeria and a person of humble background with sound religious character”.

“We have given those behind the purported letter 24 hours to show themselves and explain from where it emanated and to whom it was sent, otherwise we will not hesitate to take legal actions against them”.

He said, already, security had already been detailed on the matter and anybody who is behind the letter would soon face the full wrath of the law, “because we will ask that he be arrested and prosecuted duly”.


The Spokesperson of the Global Tijjaniyya Leader warned that they will not allow the continued destruction of the name of the religious leader and always linking him to letters he did not write.

“This is the second time this kind of letter has been forged against our Global Tijjaniyya Leader, the same thing was done during the previous administration of Umar Ganduje, but this time around anybody who is behind it will have himself to blame”.

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