DSS Releases Ganduje’s Sacked Media Aide, Salihu Yakassai

Salihu Tanko Yakasai

Salihu Yakasai, the sacked media aide to Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has been released from the custody of the Department of State Services.

A brother to Yakasai, Abdullahi, made this known via his Twitter handle.

“Alhamdulilah. My brother @dawisu is out. Thank you all! #freedawisu,” Abdullahi tweeted.

Many Nigerians on social media had condemned the arrest of Yakasai hours after criticising the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), over the rise in school kidnappings.

The PUNCH had reported that Yakasai, who was until Saturday afternoon, a media aide to Ganduje was arrested by the Department of State Services on Friday.

Salihu Yakasai, the sacked media aide to Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has been released from the custody of the Department of State Services.

A brother to Yakasai, Abdullahi, made this known via his Twitter handle.

“Alhamdulilah. My brother @dawisu is out. Thank you all! #freedawisu,” Abdullahi tweeted.

Many Nigerians on social media had condemned the arrest of Yakasai hours after criticising the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), over the rise in school kidnappings.

The PUNCH had reported that Yakasai, who was until Saturday afternoon, a media aide to Ganduje was arrested by the Department of State Services on Friday.

The agency’s spokesman, Peter Afunanya, while confirming Salihu’s detention, denied that the former aide’s arrest was connected to his criticism of the Buhari regime.

“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,” he had said in a statement.

The aide had called on the President, Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)-led regime to either deal with bandits in the country or resign.

The embattled media aide was sometimes 2020 suspended from office for several weeks having earlier criticised Buhari over his failure to tackle the security challenges bedeviling the country.

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