Dadiyata, remains missing six months after disappearance


Abubakar Idris, who is better known as Dadiyata, has been missing since August 2, 2019 when unidentified men seized him from his residence in Barnawa neighbourhood of Kaduna State.
According to the account given by the police, Mr Idris was returning home at about 1 a.m. when some armed men, breached his house’s security, and took him away in his BMW car.
Till date, he and the vehicle have not been found, six months on.
Mr Idris, 34, a lecturer at the Federal University Dutsinma, Katsina State, was initially suspected to have been arrested by agents of the dreadful State Security Service (SSS).
For what was first considered an illegal detention, Haneefa, Mr Idris’ wife, sued the SSS Kaduna command, the Commissioner of Police and the state government, seeking the “unconditional release” of her husband and payment of the sum of ₦50 million in damages.
But both the SSS and police denied arresting Mr Idris. Concerns, especially from his family, have therefore deepened on what might have been Mr Idris’ fate since no security outfit has claimed to know his whereabouts. His captors have also not demanded a ransom, six months after.
Regardless, some Nigerians still believe Mr Idris was taken away in connection with his views, and the government would have something to do with his disappearance.


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