By Tope Omogbolagun
A former governor of Zamfara State and senator representing Zamfara West, Abdulaziz Yari, has been released from the custody of the Department of State Services, the PUNCH has learnt.
The news of his release was made known by one of his allies and the lawmaker representing Kano South, Senator Sumaila Kawu ( NNPP, Kano South).
The lawmaker announced the release of Yari on his Facebook page in the early hours of Sunday.
He wrote, “God the owner of the generation, Senator Yari is free, we thank God, the leader that has no end.”
Sunday PUNCH had reported that a source close to the lawmaker who escorted him to the DSS office stated that he would be released soon.
The Source said, “Senator Yari is still in the DSS custody, but he should be out soon in sha ’Allah. He went to their office himself after the plenary. I escorted him there and he has been there since then,” the source said.
Earlier, Peoples Gazette, an online publication, had earlier reported that Yari was arrested by the secret police after receiving a call from the director-general, Yusuf Bichi, to report at the DSS headquarters for an urgent discussion.
The details of Yari’s detention were still sketchy at the time of filling this report.