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Ganduje’s aide arrested by DSS for criticising Buhari


Mr. Salihu Tanko Yakasai, the social media aide to Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has been arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) hours after he criticised President Muhammadu Buhari on Twitter.

Mr. Yakasai had tweeted on Friday following the abduction of over 300 female students of Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara State:

“Clearly, we as APC government, at all levels, have failed Nigerians in the number one duty we were elected to do which is to secure lives and properties. Not a single day goes by without some sort of insecurity in this land. This is a shame! Deal with terrorists decisively or resign.

“Just last week it was #freekagaraboys, today we have a new hashtag #RescueJangebeGirls, who knows tomorrow what hashtag we will come up with? Perhaps one for ourselves when we get caught up in one of these daring attacks.

“This is sad and heartbreaking, I feel helpless and hopeless. “I completely agree. Hypocrisy is in our DNA. Imagine what’s happening in the North now under GEJ or OBJ, what you will hear is he’s the enemy of the North and Muslims, but here we are, being ravaged by all sorts of insecurity but no collective rage, sai useless lamentations. SMDH.”

Shortly after the tweets, multiple sources said that Yakasai was nowhere to be seen.

Sources within the Ganduje government have, however, confirmed that “he is at DSS office”.

The DSS Spokesman, Peter Afunaya, did not responded to our text message for confirmation when contacted.

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