A young man arrested three weeks ago in Jos, and detained in Abuja by the Department of State Securities (DSS) for allegedly converting a Muslim girl has been freed.

This follows several efforts by the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to secure his release.

The CAN leadership, acting on a request forwarded through the ECWA President, Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Gado, sources say mounted pressure on the Director General of the DSS until he agreed to release Engr. Simput Dafup and one other without conditions.

Mr. Dafup and his co-detainee who were arrested for converting one Miss Nabila Sanda Galadima, daughter to a renowned northeast businessman, arrived Jos yesterday at about 9pm in company of the CAN Northern Chairman, Rev. Yakubu Pam who signed his bail form, and other Christian leaders.

He was thus reunited with his family amidst cheers.

Special prayers were offered for his health and safety after which he was taken to an undisclosed location where he is expected to undergo medical examination.

The case filed by Barr. Prof. Francis Kwede of the university of Jos in regards of his arrest is expected to be heard at the Jos Federal High Court this week.