Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, a former media aide of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has allegedly been arrested for criticising President Muhammadu Buhari.

He was said to have been arrested on Saturday after demanding Buhari’s resignation over the failure of his government to arrest widespread abductions in the country.

Salihu criticised the Buhari government when news broke that 317 schoolgirls of Government Girls School were abducted on Friday.

“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,” he had tweeted.

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Salihu was also sacked by his boss, Governor Abudllahi Ganduje on Saturday for what was described as his continued unguarded comments and utterances which are deemed contrary to the stand of the All Progressive Congress (APC) government which he is serving.

The statement said ” the aide had failed to differentiate between personal opinion and official stand on matters of public concern and therefore cannot be allowed to continue to serve in a government he does not believe.”

Salihu’s father, the famous politician, Tanko Yakasai confirmed his son’s arrest to the Daily Trust.

He said Salihu is being detained by security operatives.

Tanko Yakasai said he is not sure of the location where his son is being held but he is certain that security operatives are the ones holding him.

In October 2020, Ganduje had suspended Salihu for criticsing Buhari over the EndSARS crisis.

Back then, Salihu had said: “I’ve never seen a government with zero emphaty like that of president Buhari. So many times when his people are going through difficult time and expect some sort of tab on shoulder to reassure them that he is in charge, but he failed to do so. The I don’t care attitude is on another level.”