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DSS releases Salihu Tanko Yakasai

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Salihu Tanko Yakasai, former media aide to the governor of Kano, has been released from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

TheCable confirmed Yakasai’s release from DSS custody on Monday evening.

The former media aide was picked up by the agency over the weekend, after he made a post on social media, asking the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to resign over insecurity.

Yakasai, who was sacked on Saturday by Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, had called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration to resign from office, following the abduction of more than 300 students from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara state.

The 317 schoolgirls, who were abducted by bandits on February 26, have not yet been freed.

“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,” Yakasai had tweeted.

Hours after the post, his whereabouts raised concern on social media, after which Peter Afunanya, DSS spokesman, confirmed to TheCable that the former media aide was 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,” Afunanya had said in a text message to TheCable.

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