On the night of 1st August last year, Mr Abubakar Idris, (popularly known as Dadiyata), a 34-year old lecturer at the Federal University Dutsinma, Katsina State, was abducted from his home in the Barnawa area of Kaduna State. “As he was about to lock the gate, two men accosted him and took him away in his car,” Dadiyata’s wife, Khadija, said at the time. Described as a social media critic, the initial suspicion was that Dadiyata might have been arrested by agents of the State Security Service (SSS). In fact, his wife sued the SSS Kaduna command, the Commissioner of Police and the State Government, seeking the “unconditionally release” of her husband and payment of the sum of N50 million in damages, for what was considered illegal detention.
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