Former military ruler, Abdulsalami Abubakar, says Satan got involved in the feud between the deposed emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano.
In an interview with Voice of America Hausa Service, Abubakar said a committee set up to address the misunderstanding met the two parties.
He said the committee also met President Muhammadu Buhari on the issue.
The former Head of State suggested that if the president had intervened, Sanusi’s dethronement would have been averted.
“We met with the emir and the governor separately, then we met them together. We tried to mediate. All I can say is that there was a misunderstanding and Satan got involved,” he said.
“The governor had the yam and the knife in this matter because the emir is under him. “I can’t say whether or not President Buhari intervened because I was not in Nigeria. But before I left, we went to him with our report and we discussed. I cannot say whether he intervened or not but if he intervened, it would be surprising we will be where we are now. But no matter what, if Allah says a thing will happen, there is nothing anybody can do.”