The Department of State Service ( DSS) has invited Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi for questioning in connection with remarks he made in a TV interview that allegedly portrayed the Nigerian military in bad light.
A report by the Voice of America, VOA, Hausa service monitored on Friday, said Gumi was invited to the Kaduna office of the DSS.
Gumi had insinuated that military operatives were conniving with bandits.
Gumi’s spokesperson, 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, what Gumi said was what people have been saying and ”even the soldiers have been saying that there could be some bad eggs among them.”
He therefore urged the military and the TV company to apologize to Sheihk Gumi and retract their statements against him or else he would seek legal action.