Kaduna govt speaks on Dadiyata’s abduction

The Kaduna State government has denied any knowledge about the abduction and whereabout of Abubakar Idris Usman, a lecturer and social media critic popularly known as Dadiyata. Recall that the 34-year-old was kidnapped from his residence in Kaduna on August 2, 2019 and has not been found or released since then.

However, following his constant criticism of the government, many maintained that the Kaduna government and Governor, Nasir El-Rufai may have a hand in his disappearance. In a statement on Monday, August 31, 2020, the state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Aisha Dikko stated that the government has nothing to do with Dadiyata’s disappearance and have no idea about his whereabouts. She said, “Anything to the contrary is a vile assertion that seeks to stretch the fact that he was abducted within Kaduna State to mean the involvement of the state government. “Every citizen that the state government has reason to suspect has been involved in incitement, injurious falsehood or criminal defamation has been appropriately charged before the courts and afforded due process. “The state government has neither filed any complaint against Mr Usman with the police nor has it instituted a suit against him before the court.”

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