One year after, Dadiyata’s disappearance riddle remains unresolved



One year after, Dadiyata’s disappearance riddle remains unresolved


By John Eche


One year after his mysterious disappearance from public glare, the riddle surrounding the whereabouts of Abubakar Idris, aka Dadiyata remains unresolved.

A Kaduna-based critic and activist, Dadiyata was reportedly abducted by some men who had laid in wait around his home and then breached his security just as he got back at about 1pm and took him away to an undisclosed location, just within days of his wedding anniversary.

Expectedly, his disappearance has taken a huge toll on his wife, Khadijah Ahmad, and his family, associates and friends, with his wife periodically making public calls for news of his whereabouts. Sadly, none of these calls have been heeded even as all of the concerned authorities at the state and federal levels continue to insist that they have nothing to do with the strange disappearance of the social critic.

And as the trauma continues, the young wife who has two daughters, aged 7 and 2 to care for, has continued to be distraught. It gets much worse for her when the children ask: ‘Where is daddy, when will he come home?’ She has no answers. Neither do we.

Kaduna has been caught in a security storm that has intensified in latter years, and fed into the larger crisis of insecurity across the nation. But observers say that there is something even more insidious about the Dadiyata affair given that he had been a very vocal and unrelenting social critic and activist.




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