The Department of State Security Service has arrested Usman Bugaje for criticising President Mohammadu Buhari administration’s handling of insecurity across the country.
According to Peoples Gazette, Mr Bugaje, a politician and scholar, was arrested by DSS after appearing on AIT.
He has been at the secret police’s custody since 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, sources said.
Mr Bugaje added his voice to growing concerns amongst Nigerians about insecurity. The politician had previously condemned Mr Buhari’s failure to tackle the economy, as well as his sectional appointments.
It was not immediately clear whether the DSS would free Mr Bugaje today. The Peoples Gazette said that the spokesman for the service did not immediately return a request seeking comments over the arrest of Bugaje.