The Department of State Services (DSS) has released Salihu Tanko, a former media aide to the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.
Mr Tanko was arrested on Friday after his call for Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari to put an end to the country’s worsening insecurity or resign.
Shortly after his arrest by operatives of the DSS, he was sacked by Governor Ganduje.
ARISE News had reported how Mr Tanko took to Twitter, saying the All Progressive Congress (APC) has failed Nigerians over the worsening insecurity.
Tanko expressed his frustration on Twitter following the abductions of 27 schoolboys in Kagara, Niger State and 317 schoolgirls in Zamfara State.
In a series of tweets, he said the APC government “at all levels” has failed to deliver on its primary responsibility of protecting the lives and properties of Nigerians, calling on President Buhari to deal with the escalating insecurity or quit.
“Clearly, we as 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,” he wrote on his verified Twitter handle, @dawisu
Mr Tanko’s father, Tanko Yakassai confirmed that he was released late Monday evening, but is yet to be briefed on the alleged crime for which he was arrested and detained by the secret police.
By Abel Ejikeme