Musician faces arrest for releasing song praising bandit kingpin in Sokoto


Mohammad Danshanawa, a musician who became popular for praising a bandit kingpin, Bello Turji in his music, has himself into trouble after the Sokoto State governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal ordered his arrest.


Danshanawa in viral music audio, praised the terrorist, Turji, describing him as “a lion, untouchable and a great leader”.



The governor’s order comes three days after the song went viral on several social media platforms.

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Commenting on the song, Governor Tambuwal said, “We ordered for his arrest to serve as a deterrent.

“This further informs why I advised that the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces should consider because, in those places where there are security challenges, the inhabitants are willing to be trained on weapons handling,” SaharaReporters reported.


Some residents of Sokoto who condemned the song, described the action of the musician as unpatriotic.