After 11 days of detention, the Department of Security Services (DSS) on Friday released Mr. Ibrahim Dan-Halilu, who was arrested at his Kaduna residence.
Dan-Halilu, a former Politics Editor with the Daily Trust newspaper, was arrested by the DSS over a Facebook post he made allegedly “supporting” #RevolutionNow, a pressure group which hitherto agitated for a revolution in the country citing ‘abysmal governance and inept leadership’ by the political class.
An operative with the DSS told PRNigeria that Dan-Halilu was finally released in Kaduna at about 6pm on Friday, and has since been re-united with his family.
Dan-Halilu, after a preliminary investigation was released penultimate Wednesday, but was again re-arrested after the operatives of DSS in Kaduna received a marching directive from Abuja that he should be made to undergo further investigation and ‘rigorous’ questioning.
A family source, who, crave for his identity to be protected confirmed that Dan-Halilu has been released and is happy to be re-united with his loved ones after a long while.
The family members and relations, together with well-wishers are grateful to Almighty God for ensuring that the Dan-Halilu was released unhurt, and without conviction over any offence.