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Ganduje's Former Media Aide, Salihu Tanko-Yakassai Released From DSS Custody

Posted by Amarachi on Tue 02nd Mar, 2021 -

His brother, Abdullahi Yakasai, took to Twitter to announce his release from the DSS custody.


Salihu Tanko-Yakassai

Salihu Tanko-Yakassai, a former media aide to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, who was arrested for demanding the resignation of President Buhari following the high rise of insecurity in the country has been released from the custody of the Department of State Services.

He was released to his family on Monday evening, March 1.

His brother, Abdullahi Yakasai, disclosed this on Twitter yesterday evening.

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


There was an uproar on social media over the weekend after he was arrested hours after calling for the resignation of the Buhari-led government if they cannot tackle insecurity in the country.

The DSS initially denied his arrest but later admitted he was in their custody. A statement from Peter Afunanya, DSS spokesman, said he was being investigated over issues beyond the expression of opinions in the social media as wrongly alleged by sections of the public.

The state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, also terminated his appointment over his comment about the Buhari-led government.

Nigerians who were outraged by his arrest used the hashtag #freedawisu to demand his release.

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