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Father Of Ganduje’s Media Aide Confirms Son’s Arrest By DSS For Criticizing Buhari


The father of Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai has confirmed the arrest of his son by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).

The younger Tanko-Yakasai is one of the media aides to Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

As earlier reported by Naija News, the media aide to Governor Ganduje had called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address the activities of bandits in the country or resign.

Tanko-Yakasai stated this on Friday while reacting to the abduction of schoolgirls at Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

He noted that the government has failed in its responsibilities following the repeated abduction of students in Nigerian schools.

Tanko-Yakasai further stated that the ruling All Progressives Congress has failed Nigerians.

He wrote on Twitter: “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 insecurity in this land. This is a shame! Deal with terrorists decisively or resign.”

“Each time another tragedy happens, we lament, condemn, create a 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.”

Confirming the arrest, the elder Tanko-Yakasai who is the father of the arrested media aide told Punch on Saturday that his son was picked up on Friday on his way to a barbing saloon in Kano, the state capital.

While confirming his son’s arrest, the father added that he is not sure if they have moved him out of Kano State or if he is still within Kano.

“Yes, Salihu is with the security operatives since yesterday (Friday). He was arrested on his way to a barbing saloon. But I cannot confirm to you whether he is here in Kano or somewhere else,” the elder Yakasai said.

Meanwhile, the kidnapped students and staff of the Government Science College in Kagara, Niger State have been released by their abductors.

It was gathered that the students and staff who have been in captivity for days were released on Saturday morning.