Katsina: Crackdown on social media users begins as one Dahiru Mani was quizzed for his facebook post
Reports reaching KATSINA POST has it that the security personnel in Katsina State begins brutal crack down of social media users in the state.
KATSINA POST can authoritatively report that ‘security agents’ has quizzed one Dahiru Mani few days ago and questioned him over his facebook status regarding the menace of resurfacing of ‘kauraye’ in the state.
Though the person in question has deleted the post from his wall and has since kept mute on the issue, some of his friends took to their social media accounts to express their displeasure over the incidence which they said is a ‘threat to freedom of speech’.
According to Dr Aminu Mahmud -who was the Medical Director General Hospital Katsina and now in UK posted on his timeline that “A relative of mine, who played a significant role in Gov Masari’s campaign, was arrested. His offence? He posted a message on Facebook about how local thugs, popularly called “Kauraye”, are frequently attacking innocent people indiscriminately, often with loss of lives.
He highlighted the problem and the failures of the state government in tackling the problem. He also expressed his dissatisfactionon how the thugs are usually released within few days of arrest even after committing murders!”
However the media aide to the Katsina State government in person of Hassan Usman Datti was quick to absolve Governor Masari’s government on all the issue saying neither the Governor nor his government has hand or even knowledge leading to the arrest.
Hassan Datti said in an article he wrote on the subject matter that: “How on earth, will somebody agreed that Governor Masari will order an arrest of somebody for just tried to show his dissatisfactionon the security issue of the state. Governor Masari is not kind of the past leaders who attacked people unreasonably for commenting into their governance. In fact, Masari is not aware about this matter.”
Though Dahiru Mani has been released since, but the issue of his arrest is still generating a lot of debates on the social media.
Note that all efforts by KATSINA POST to reach to the securities and Dahiru Mani were abortive.