SSS denies arresting Ganduje’s aide, Salihu Tanko – Daily Nigerian



The State Security Service, SSS, has denied arresting Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, a media aide to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, over his comments against President Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

Recall in the wake of schoolgirls’ abduction in , Mr Tanko-Yakasai, on Friday via his verified handle, had described the APC government as failure.

Shortly after his comments, Mr Tanko-Yakasai went underground and his whereabouts,  according to his friends, could not be ascertained, resulting to insinuations the SSS might have whisked him away.

The Kano State Director of SSS, Muhammad Alhassan, when contacted, denied the reports, insisting secret police never even invited the media aide,let alone arrest.

Mr Alhassan said: “We have not arrested or even invited Salihu. Don’t forget he is our friend, and sometimes he advises us on issues of security in Kano.”

Mr Tanko-Yakasai had said: “Clearly, we as APC government, at all levels, have failed Nigerians in the number 1 we were elected to do which is to secure lives & properties. Not a single day goes without some sort of insecurity in this land. This is a shame! Deal with terrorists decisively or resign.

“Each time another tragedy happens, we lament, condemn, hashtag, the govt pretends to do something, no concrete steps to prevent reoccurrence, and then we repeat the process. To what end? Where are those saddled with the responsibility?

“Just last week, it was #freekagaraboys, today we have a new hashtag #RescueJangebeGirls, who knows tomorrow what hashtag we will come up with? Perhaps one for ourselves when we get caught up in one of these daring . This is sad & heartbreaking; I feel helpless & hopeless.”