- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna says the has arrested a former chairman of the party in the state
- The PDP claims that there is no details about the arrest of Alhaji Yaro Makama
- The party earlier alleged that about 150 of its members have been pencilled for arrest
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna on Monday, February 11,confirmed that operatives of 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, , 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 pencilled 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.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the Kano command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) announced that in the state on the day the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held its presidential rally in the state.
The announcement was made by the commissioner of police in state, Mohammed Wakil, who assumed office on Monday, February 11, according to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
While briefing journalists in Kano, Wakil said: “On my assumption of duty, an ugly incident happened on Sunday, February 10, during PDP presidential rally.
“Some people put the law in their hands; property lost and some destroyed and there was total mayhem which cannot be tolerated.”
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