The Department of State Services (DSS) has apprehended Ben Bako, director, media and publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign organisation.
Bako had enjoined party faithfuls to deal with those who go against the PDP during the election.
According to TheCable, the secret police had earlier invited Bako over “inciting comments” he made at a PDP rally in Kafancha, earlier in the week.
“The DSS invited him yesterday over the comments he made during the PDP campaign in Kafanchan,” a top member of the party who did not want to be quoted, said.
The source berated the security agency, describing the act as an attempt to gag opposition.
Abraham Catoh, spokesman of the PDP in the state, told TheCable on Sunday morning that Bako was arrested when he honoured the invitation and was flown to Abuja after two hours of grilling by the DSS in Kaduna.
He refused to speak more on the issue, saying the party would address a press conference on the issue this morning.
The Buhari administration had warned against hate speech, saying it will no longer tolerate such.