Just days to the first anniversary of the abduction of Abubakar Idris (Dadiyata), a social media activist and staunch supporter of Rabiu Kwankwaso, members of the Kwankwassiya movement have held prayer sessions for his safe return.
DAILY FOCUS reports that Mr Dadiyata, a lecturer at the Federal University, Dutsinma in Katsina state, was abducted by gunmen on August 1, 2019 at his home in Barnawa area in Kaduna state.
On Friday, members of the Kwankwasiyya group, organized a two-day prayer sessions for the return of the activist who would cloak one year in disappearance on August 1, 2020.
The prayer sessions for the activist were held at a mosque in the Miller Road residence of Mr Kwankwaso, according to Ibrahim Adam, a spokesperson for the Kwankwassiya movement.
Mr Dadiyata, a father of two, was a vociferous critic of governors Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state and Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state.
In the 2019 governorship election in Kano, the activist had campaigned vigourously for Abba Kabir Yusuf, Mr Ganduje’s main opponent and anointed candidate of Mr Kwankwaso.
But Mr Yusuf, of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost the keenly contested election to Mr Ganduje, of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the first round of elections inconclusive.
At the time of his disappearance, many people had pointed accusing fingers at security agencies, relying on the fact that Mr Dadiyata’s abductors did not call to demand for ransom payment.
However, all the security agencies denied involvement in the activist’s disappearance.