The Department of State Services has denied detaining Abubakar Idris who is popularly known as Dadiyata. In a report, Peter Afunanya the spokesperson of the agency, said that the activist was not in their custody as claimed by media reports.
The service also rebutted the allegation that over 50 suspects were being held under excruciating conditions and routinely tortured.
The statement reads, That Dadiyata was taken away from his house by some unknown armed men does not suggest that those men were DSS staff.
It was expected that media houses carrying that story should have properly conducted their investigations before holding Department of State Services responsible for the acts it did not commit.
For the sake of prominence, the Department of State Services has no reason to deny its arrest and detention of suspects if actually it carried out such operations.”
Remember that Dadiyata, a critic of Kano State Government, was seized from his home in Kaduna on 1st August, 2019 by some persons believed to be Operatives of DSS.
Dadiyata is a lecturer at the Federal University Dutsinma, Katsina State, and a diehard supporter of the former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso.