During an interview with Arise TV, the Department of State Security (DSS) questioned controversial Islamic preacher Sheikh Ahmad Gumi about allegations that soldiers help and abet criminals.
Gumi was summoned to the DSS headquarters in Kaduna after military authorities took issue with the cleric’s claims that their operatives were conspiring with bandits.
But when The Nation reached out to the Sheikh for comments on the security questioning, he did not pick calls.
He however replied a text message simply saying “Bullshit”.
However, Gumi’s spokesman, Malam Tukur Mamu, in an interview with VOA Hausa, dismissed the allegation against the cleric.
He said 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 amongst them.”
He therefore urged the military and the TV company to apologise to Sheihk Gumi and retract their statements against him, threatening the cleric may seek legal action.