The Department of State Services has confirmed that Salihu Tanko Yakasai is in its custody.
DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, disclosed this in a statement.
There have been concerns over the whereabouts of Yakasai who disappeared on Friday evening in Kano hours after he tweeted that that the regime of the President, Muhammadu Buhari should secure Nigerians or resign.
But the DSS in a statement said, “This is to confirm that Salihu Tanko-Yakasai is with the Department of State Services. He is being investigated over issues beyond the expression of opinions in the social media as wrongly alleged by sections of the public.”
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Saturday sacked Yakasai for calling the APC a failure in securing the country and asking president Buhari to resign over growing insecurity in the country.
Until he was sacked, Yakasai, son of elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai, was Ganduje’s Special Adviser on Media.