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Thursday, 8 August 2019

Journalist arrested by DSS for supporting Sowore on Facebook


Barely 24 hours after releasing a former Politics Editor with Daily Trust, Ibrahim Dan-Halilu, the Department of State Services on Wednesday arrested him again in Kaduna State.

Dan-Halilu was arrested on Sunday for supporting the #RevolutionNow movement led by SaharaReporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore.


A source close to the journalist said, “Dan-Halilu was arrested on Sunday and then released on Tuesday. However, on Wednesday, the DSS guys picked him up again, saying they had been given orders from Abuja to detain him.”

The spokesman for the DSS, Peter Afunnaya, toldone of our correspondents on the telephone that he was not aware of the arrest.

Dan-Halilu had in a post on Facebook lamented the spate of killings, the high rate of poverty, the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint persons with questionable character as ministers and the inability of the government to satisfactorily account for the manner in which the recovered $320m Abacha loot was spent, among others.

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