The Department of State Services has arrested the media aide to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Tanko Salihu.
He was said to have been picked up by operatives of the DSS in Kano and taken to the secret service headquarters in Abuja.
Salihu had chided the leaders of the All Progressives Congress government at all levels, calling for their resignation in a series of tweets on his Twitter handle.
He tweeted: “Clearly, we as APC government, at all levels, have failed Nigerians in the number one duty we were elected to do which is to secure lives and 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.
“Norm indeed, each time another tragedy happens, we lament, condemn, create 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? SMDH.
“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 attacks. This is sad & heartbreaking, I feel helpless & hopeless.”
In response to a comment on his tweet, Salihu said: “I completely agree. Hypocrisy is in our DNA. Imagine what’s happening in the North now was under GEJ or OBJ, sai dai ka ji ana makiyin arewa ne, makiyin musulmi ne, but here we are, being ravaged by all sorts of insecurity but no collective rage, sai useless lamentations.”
Salihu was last year suspended by Ganduje for what was considered an “unguarded utterance” on President Muhammadu Buhari on Facebook.