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Salihu Tanko Yakasai in our custody, DSS finally confirms

Salihu Tanko Yakasai in our custody, DSS finally confirms
February 27
21:53 2021

The Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed that Salihu Tanko Yakasai, the sacked media aide to Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, is in its custody.


The former media aide was sacked by the Kano governor on Saturday.

Tanko-Yakasai’s investigation by the DSS, comes hours after he criticised the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration, following the abduction of over 300 students from the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara state.

“Clearly, we as [the] 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,” he had tweeted.


The whereabouts of the former media aide had generated concern on social media on Saturday, but Tanko Yakasai, his father who is also a founding member of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), had said the DSS arrested him on his way to a barber’s shop.

In a message he sent to TheCable on Saturday evening, Peter Afunanya, DSS spokesman, confirmed that the former media aide was in the agency’s custody.

“This is to confirm that Salihu Tanko-Yakasai is with the Department of State Services. He is being investigated over issues beyond the expression of opinions in the social media as wrongly alleged by sections of the public,” he said in a text message to TheCable.


1 Comment

  1. NIB
    NIB February 28, 09:28

    Anyway there could truth to DSS statement on the reason for his arrest, afrerall Ex. President Sanni Abacha was looking for NADECO members as a result of there looting and bringing down the financial institutions, through default Bank loans and miscellaneous transactions and the people and world press termed it stepping down on Democracy agitators.

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