The editor of the Kaduna based Hausa newspaper, Almizan, Malam Musa Muhammed Awwal, was Thursday morning re-arrested by officials of the State Security Service (SSS) forty-five days after they released him on bail.
Information Nigeria recalls that the Editor alongside his reporter, Aliyu Sale were picked up commando style on 24th December, 2012. They were released on January 1st, 2013 following intense pressure mounted by stakeholders in the media industry.
It was learnt that Awwal was arrested around 4 a.m Thursday morning by a combined team of men drawn from the SSS and the Nigerian Army who ransacked his house before whisking him away.
“After the search, they went away with him, his laptop and phone. They did not molest anybody like they did the last time. When I asked them why they are arresting my husband again, they did not say anything,” Awwal’s wife, Hajia Hannatu said.