The State Security Service, SSS, has denied arresting Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, a media aide to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, over his comments against President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Recall that in the wake of schoolgirls’ abduction in Zamfara State, Mr Tanko-Yakasai, on Friday via his verified Twitter handle, had described the APC government as failure.
Shortly after his comments, Mr Tanko-Yakasai went underground and his whereabouts, according to his friends, could not be ascertained, resulting to many insinuations that the SSS might have whisked him away.
The Kano State Director of SSS, Muhammad Alhassan, when contacted, denied the reports, insisting that secret police never even invited the media aide,let alone arrest.
Mr Alhassan said: “We have not arrested or even invited Salihu. Don’t forget he is our friend, and sometimes he advises us on issues of security in Kano.”
Mr Tanko-Yakasai had said: “Clearly, we as APC government, at all levels, have failed Nigerians in the number 1 duty we were elected to do which is to secure lives & 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.
“Each time another tragedy happens, we lament, condemn, create hashtag, the govt pretends to do something, no concrete steps to prevent reoccurrence, and then we repeat the process. To what end? Where are those saddled with the responsibility?
“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 & heartbreaking; I feel helpless & hopeless.”