The Department of State Security ( DSS) has invited Kaduna based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi for questioning over remarks he made in a TV interview where he allegedly opined that the secret operatives were conniving with bandits as a business.
Gumi is known for making controversial statements regarding bandits and killer herdsmen.
A report by the Voice of America, VOA, Hausa service monitored on Friday, said Gumi was invited at the Kaduna office of the DSS, after the military authorities took exception to comments by Sheikh Gumi, alleging that their operatives were conniving with bandits.
However, Gumi’s spokesman, Malam Tukur Mamu in an interview with VOA Hausa, dismissed the allegation against Gumi,saying there was no where in the TV interview where Gumi categorically accused the entire military.
According to Mamu, Gumi said was what people have been saying and ” even the soldiers have been saying that there could be some bad eggs amongst them.”
He therefore urged the military and the TV company to apologize to Sheihk Gumi and retract their statements against him or else he will seek legal action.