DSS frees Shiite member 24 hours after arrest

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The Department of State Services has released a member of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, also known as Shiites, Ibrahim Musa, 24 hours after being arrested and detained.

He was said to have been arrested at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano on his way to Saudi Arabia for Hajj.

A member of the sect, Abdullahi Usman, announced this in a statement he issued on Thursday night.

He said, “This is announcing to the general public that Mallam Ibrahim Musa, the Editor-in-chief of Almizan newspaper who was abducted by the DSS, has been released.

“The Almizan Editor was released on Thursday and his travel documents have been returned to him. He is presently fine and in a good state of health as he reunites with his family, friends and well-wishers.

“We wish to express our profound gratitude to all and sundry for their prayers and concern over his arrest and detention by the DSS. We say a big thank you to all, God bless you.”