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Jangebe abductions: DSS ‘arrests’ Ganduje’s aide after he called APC a failure

Jangebe abductions: DSS ‘arrests’ Ganduje’s aide after he called APC a failure
February 27
10:00 2021

The Department of State Services (DSS) has reportedly arrested Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, spokesperson of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, after he called the All Progressives Congress (APC) a failure.

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On Friday, Tanko-Yakasai expressed frustration at the news of the abduction of 317 schoolgirls from a 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.

Hours later, the whereabouts of Ganduje’s spokesman was not known.

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But in a tweet on Saturday, an official of the Kano state government said Tanko-Yakasai is with the secret police.

“Alhamdulillahi we just confirmed @dawisu is at DSS office,” the official tweeted.

TheCable also made attempts to reach Tanko-Yakasai by phone but his lines were switched off.

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.

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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.

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