DSS confirmed the arrest of Governor’s aid Salihu Tanko-Yakasai who criticised president Buhari’s government


The Department of State Security DSS have confirmed the presence of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s aid, Mr. Salihu Tanko-Yakasai in their custody for criticised Buhari government and entire APC


Salihu Tanko-Yakasai who his whereabouts was unknown to anyone few hours after he tweeted a statement condemning the fresh abduction of Zamfara school girls.


He wrote


All Progressives Congress (APC) government at all levels have failed in their responsibility to protect lives.


DSS have first denied the report of Salihu being arrested by them while his father insist that they have arrested him


On Saturday evening February 27, the department of state security spokesperson, Peter Afunanya issue a statement confirming the presence of Salihu Tanko-Yakasai in their custody for expression of opinions in public space

The statement read as

“This is to confirm that Salihu Tanko-Yakasai is with the Department of State Services. He is being investigated over issues beyond the expression of opinions in the social media as wrongly alleged by sections of the public,”

His arrest have evolve mix-reaction from both Governmental and non-governmental organisations including Amnesty International, the opposition party (people Democratic Party) and Socio Economy and Accountability Projects (SERAP) who condemn the act by the government

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