The Department of State Services (DSS) has released Salihu Tanko Yakasai, the sacked aide of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano.
Salihu Tanko Yakasai, second left, with family members on Monday
Salihu was arrested on Friday following his comments asking for President Buhari’s resignation if he could not stop the kidnapping of citizens.
His brother Abdullahi Yakasai announced his release in a tweet, posting a photo with Salihu.
“Alhamdulilah. My brother @dawisu is out. Thank you 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 call for resignation by the APC government.
“My Brother Salihu Tanko Yakasai @dawisu has not been seen since or heard of since yesterday around 5pm. Pls if you have any information about his whereabouts kindly notify us pls.”
His father, elder politician Tanko Yakasai had said his son was arrested on his way to the salon.
The DSS initially denied Salihu’s arrest but later admitted they took him.
DSS said his arrest was based on extreme and loud talks more than what the world read on the social media.
Salihu who criticized the Buhari regime on #EndSARS handling said the spate of kidnapping especially of school children shows the incompetence of General Buhari to manage the security of the nation and called for his resignation.
Kano State Governor promptly sacked Salihu for the second time, the first in the #EndSARS brouhaha.
The arrest was condemned by many Nigerians on social media.
Human lawyer, Femi Falana promptly reminded Buhari on Monday morning that he (Buhari), Bola Tinubu and several others protested and called for the resignation of immediate past Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan and nobody arrested them warning that if anything went wrong with the Salihu arrest, it will backfire for the Buhari regime.