The Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed that a former aide to Kano State Governor, Mallam Salihu Tanko-Yakassai is its custody.
Tanko-Yakassia until his sack was the media aide to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State who was given the boots by his boss flowing a social media post lamenting the poor state of insecurity in the country.
Confirming the development in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja, the Public Relations Officer of the Service, Dr Peter Afunanya, said, “This is to confirm that Salihu Tanko-Yakasai is with the DSS and he is being investigated over issues beyond the expression of opinions in the social media as wrongly alleged by sections of the public.
Ganduje had on Saturday, sacked the Tanko-Yakassai over alleged unguarded comments and utterances.
He said Tanko-Yakassai failed to differentiate between personal opinion and official stand on matters of public concern.
So, he said, he could not be allowed to continue to serve in a government he does not believe in.