The Department of State Services (DSS) has reportedly invited controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, for questioning over his recent comments during an interview on Arise TV, where he claimed that Nigerian soldiers collude with bandits.
According to Hausa service of Voice of America, the controversial Islamic cleric was summoned to the DSS office in Kaduna State, on Friday.
But Gumi’s spokesperson, Tukur Mamu, also in an interview with the VOA, dismissed the allegation against Gumi, saying there was nowhere in the TV interview where Gumi categorically accused the entire military.
Mamu explained that what Gumi said was that people have been saying and “even the soldiers have been saying that there could be some bad eggs amongst them.”
Gumi, who is known to have access to bandits, had on Wednesday said that Nigerian soldiers are benefitting from the banditry ravaging communities in the North.
TheCable, however, reports that the cleric was cautioned on his utterances and was not arrested contrary to some media reports.