The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has tasked the Directorate of
Security Services (DSS) to speak out on the reported claims that its men
were involved in the violent abduction of social activist and PDP new
media personality, Abubakar Idris, popularly known as Abu Hanifa
Dadiyata, since last Friday.

The party says the DSS cannot continue to keep quiet on the issue since
there are already claims in the news media and the public space that its
men participated in the abduction allegedly on the behest of interests
affiliated to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

More so, Mr. Idris is known for his fierce criticism of anti-people
policies of the APC and its administration, particularly in Kano state.

There are already public insinuations that Dadiyata’s abduction to an
unknown destination is not unconnected with an apparent desperation to
intimidate, suppress and silence public opinion and free speech in
Nigeria as well as to further entrench a siege mentality on our
citizenry.

The PDP therefore demands the DSS high command to speak out as well as
take urgent steps to secure the release of Dadiyata from his abductors
before it is too late.

The is especially because the polity is already overheated and any delay
in the release of Dadiyata is capable of triggering further aggressions
in our polity, particularly in Kano state, where he commands a very
large followership.

Signed:

Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary

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