Kaduna state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday confirmed that operatives of Department of State Services (DSS) have arrested the party’s former chairman, Alhaji Yaro Makama.
The publicity secretary of the party in the state, Abraham Catoh, confirmed the arrest in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna.
The report said the arrest of the former chairman is coming about 72 hours after the spokesperson of the party’s state campaign council, Ben Bako, was arrested over alleged inciting and hate speech during a campaign rally.
According to Catoh, Makama was invited to the state police command, from where he was whisked away to an unknown destination by the DSS operatives.
Catoh further said there were no details as to why he was arrested, but added that, Makama was invited by the security agents for questioning about two weeks ago but was released.
The PDP spokesperson said there was no information yet about Makama’s whereabouts.
“They have taken him away a couple of hours ago to an undisclosed location,” he said.
It was learnt that the PDP had on Sunday, February 10, in Kaduna, alleged at a news conference that 150 of its top members were penned down for arrest by the ruling APC in the state, a claim dismissed by the APC.
This claim had been dismissed by Samuel Aruwan, senior special assistant to Governor Nasiru El-Rufai, saying the security agents did not need the government to teach them their statutory responsibility.