The Political Security Apparatus has accused the Houthi Militant Group of kidnapping one of its officers from the capital city of Sanaa and taking him to an unknown place, state media reported on Sunday quoting a statement by a spokesperson for the apparatus.
Brigadier. Yahya Al-Marwani worked as manager of the internal security section in the capital and was abducted from his house this past Thursday, the official said.
"Al-Marwani had been working as manager of the internal security section for a long time before he was officially approved for the post by the chief of the apparatus," the official said. "Al-Marwani was not appointed in order to be used against a specific group or individual but based on his career".
The official held the Houthi Group responsible for Al-Marwani's safety while calling for his immediate release.
Al-Marwani had held the post of general manager of the apparatus's branch in Saada governorate when the former regime fought Iran-backed Houthi militants on armed rebellion in the past decade.
Meanwhile, popular rejection to illegal Houthi acts including the presence of armed Houthi militias has been increasing in main cities.
Since the Houthi Group took over the capital in September, its militias have been hunting, arresting and interrogating key figures including officials, politicians, journalists and activists, mostly foes. They have also been threatening many others as well as raiding and bombing houses.