Salihu Tanko, one of the media aides of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, is currently in detention, according to his father.
Tanko Yakasai, Salihu’s father, said that his son is currently being detained by security operatives.
He said he is not sure of the location where his son is being held but he is certain that security operatives are the ones holding him.
An official of the Kano state government also said Tanko-Yakasai is with the secret police.
“Alhamdulillahi we just confirmed @dawisu is at DSS office,” the official tweeted.
“@dawisu was arrested and taken to Abuja from kano. #FreeDawisu now!,” another friend said.
Alhamdulillahi we just confirmed @dawisu is at DSS office— Abubakar (@sadeqhenry) February 27, 2021
This comes less than 24 hours after Salihu criticised the All Progressives Congress (APC) government at all levels over widespread abductions.
When the news broke that some female students had been abducted in Zamfara, Salihu wondered why the government could not protect lives.
“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,” he had tweeted.
Peter Afunanya, spokesman of the DSS, is yet to comment on the development.
This is not the first time Tanko-Yakasai has criticised the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
Last year, Ganduje suspended him for criticising Buhari.
At the height of the demonstrations against police brutality in October, Ganduje’s aide asked the president to address the country over calls to disband the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) at the time.
“To speak to ur own ppl over issues that are bedevilling them has become something like a favour u’re doing to them. Over & over again, u cannot spare 5mins & address the nation to calm them down, the same people u went to the 36 states to beg for their votes, its heartbreaking,” Tanko-Yakasai wrote on Twitter.
He was later reinstated.