Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, a former media aide to Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has travelled out of the country.
In a post on his Twitter handle on Wednesday, Tanko-Yakasai, popularly known as Dawisu, said “goodbye” to Nigeria.
Though he did not disclose where he was travelling to, the former Ganduje’s aide shared pictures of himself at the airport and the airline he was flying with.
“Japa….. Goodbye Naija! Alhamdulilah!” he wrote.
Japa….. Goodbye Naija! Alhamdulilah! 😎 pic.twitter.com/MHz4lVFt2M
— Peacock (@dawisu) March 17, 2021
Tanko-Yakasai was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) in February, after he criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration on Twitter.
He had asked Buhari to resign from office, following the abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls from Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State.
“Clearly, we as APC government, at all levels, have failed Nigerians in the number 1 duty we were elected to do which is to secure lives & properties. Not a single day goes by without some sort of insecurity in this land. This is a shame! Deal with terrorists decisively or resign,” he had tweeted.
Hours after the tweet, he was picked up by the DSS and questioned on “issues beyond the expression of opinions in the social media”.