Salihu Tanko Yakasai, a media aide to Kano state Governor, Abdullah Ganduje popularly known as Dawisu, has been abducted by the DSS in Kano, writer Gimba Kakanda alleged.
Kakanda who took to his Facebook profile to make the allegation said Dawisu’s abduction by the state secret service was confirmed only after his family and friends raised an alarm when he couldn’t make it home last night (Friday night).
Dawisu had on Friday after the abduction of over 300 school girls in Zamfara state, called out the APC led federal government for failing in its duty of securing the lives of Nigerians.
“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,” Dawisu had said in a tweet which had since been deleted, The Precision NG confirmed.
Kakanda wrote about Dawisu’s alleged arrest:
“The abduction by the state followed Dawisu’s series of anti-regime outrage on Twitter, castigating the Buhari government for poor handling of security, specifically the cycle of mass abductions.
“That Dawisu, a prominent and vocal government official was perceived as a “threat” when the North is being overrun by terrorists from Adamawa to Zamfara, underlines our fear that the Buhari regime prioritizes regime security over national security. There’s absolutely no justification for such method, which is exactly how we lost the Dadiyatas of this country.
“The scarce resources that ought to have been disbursed for tackling burning national issues like this frighteningly humanized banditry has unfortunately been wasted in abducting Dawisu in Kano and transporting him to Abuja. For what, I ask? What’s this madness for God’s sake? To intimidate government critics? #FreeDawisu”.
Dawisu has been a vocal critic against the Buhari government on social media most especially Twitter.
He was suspended in October last year by his principal, Abdullah Ganduje after he publicly criticised Buhari for not addressing Nigerians during the wake of the #EndSARS protest.