Sheikh Gumi finally breaks silence on DSS arrest

Controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has debunked reports that the Department of State Security Service (DSS) invited and questioned him over his claim that some soldiers were aiding banditry during an interview on national TV.

Sheikh Gumi finally breaks silence on DSS arrest

The Islamic cleric had simply replied “bullshit” when asked via SMS if he was questioned by the DSS, The Nation reports.

He, however, took to his Facebook page on Friday evening to maintain that he was neither invited for questioning nor arrested by DSS.

But DSS spokesman, Dr Peter Afunanya, had confirmed in a WhatsApp broadcast the cleric was invited for questioning

He said tersely: “Gumi was invited by the Service.”

Gumi however insisted there was nothing like that.

He said he has a good working relationship with all security outfits and he never met any bandit in the forests without representatives of security forces and State Governments.

The post was titled: “I WAS NOT INVITED FOR QUESTIONING NOR ARRESTED BY THE DSS.”

He said, “I am having nonstop calls from all over the globe asking whether I was interrogated or detained by the DSS

“Let it be clear. Nothing of that happened.

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