March 29, 2023

The Department of State Services (DSS) has released the recently sacked Media Aide to Governor Ganduje, Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, after spending some days in its custody.

The conditions of his release is not immediately known.

According to Daily Nigerian, Mr. Tanko-Yakasai’s elder brother, Umar, confirmed the development Monday night.

“My brother has just been released by DSS. We are now driving home,” Mr. Umar was quoted to have said.

Mr. Tanko-Yakasai, popularly known as Dawisu was arrested in a Gestapo style by the SSS on Saturday and initially denied his arrest. The service later owned up to the arrest after widespread outcry about Mr. Dawisu’s whereabouts.

Dawisu had criticised the Buhari-led APC government over the poor handling of security situation across the country in the wake of the abduction of over 300 schoolgirls in Zamfara.

His former boss, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje announced his sack over “unguarded utterances” and criticism against the ruling APC while he was being held by the secret police.

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