Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, on Monday morning recounted his ordeal and those of others with him in Kano on Sunday after the Sanusi Lamido Sanusi emerged as Emir of the powerful Kano emirate.
Governor Amaechi said they were practically locked up in a room at the airport. In his words:
“The Kano governor called the airport commandant that we should at least be allowed to leave the building but the commandant refused, saying he had an order from above not to let us out. We had to force one of the doors open to get away.”