Banditry: I met with DSS, had productive interaction—Sheikh Gumi


Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has confirmed having fresh interaction with the Department of State Services over his comments on the activities of bandits in the country, saying the meeting was productive.

Gumi, in a social media post entitled, ‘Only one person is above the law: The Innocent!’ however was economical with information on the details and scope of the interaction.

But he nonetheless said the invitation was necessary.

His exact words: “Last night, I got many frantic calls from well-wishers and journalists about a news item that I was interviewed by security. There is absolutely no cause for alarm.

“Yes, we had a productive interaction on how to curb banditry as we are all trying -each in his own sphere- to tackle the monster bedeviling the nation. There was no animosity but courtesy and full of respect.

“We all need as a nation to unite and work in synergy to achieve an everlasting peace. I thank you for your concern. May Allah continue to protect us all from all evil. Amin.”

BAR & BENCH WATCH had earlier reported that the Minister of Information and Orientation, Mohammed Idris, had confirmed that the prominent Islamic cleric was invited for questioning while noting that no one was above the law.

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