The Department of State Services(DSS) has released Salihu Tanko Yakasai, the sacked aide of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano.
Salihu was arrested on Friday following his comments asking for President Buhari’s resignation if he couldn’t cease the kidnapping of residents.
His brother Abdullahi Yakasai announced his release in a tweet, posting a photograph with Salihu.
“Alhamdulilah. My brother @dawisu is out. Thanks all #freedawisu”, Abdullahi tweeted.
On 27 February, Abdullahi had alerted the world that his brother was missing from 5pm on 26 February, the day he tweeted the decision for resignation by the APC government led by Buhari.
“Clearly, we as APC government, at all levels, have failed Nigerians in the #1 responsibility we have been elected to do which is to safe lives & properties. Not a single day goes by with out some kind of insecurity on this land. It is a disgrace! Take care of terrorists decisively or resign”, Salihu tweeted.
Some hours after, DSS arrested him.
His brother alerted the world about this occurance.
“My Brother Salihu Tanko Yakasai @dawisu has not been seen since or heard of since yesterday round 5pm. Pls when you’ve got any details about his whereabouts kindly notify us pls.”
The DSS initially denied Salihu’s arrest however later admitted they took him.
The arrest was condemned by many Nigerians on social media.
Concurrently, Governor Ganduje announced Salihu’s sack as one of his aides.