The Department of State Services on Friday said it has invited Kaduna-based cleric Sheikh Ahmad Gumi for questioning. “Sheikh Gumi was invited by the Service,” the service’s spokesman, Peter Afunaya, said.
The spokesman added that “it is not out of place for it to invite any person of interest.” Although the DSS did not confirm the rationale for the invitation, Sheikh Gumi has recently been outspoken on the issue of banditry in Nigeria.
According to the cleric, amnesty should be extended to bandits, who he says have been ‘forced’ into criminality due to, in part, government neglect.
In a recent interview, Gumi alleged that some military operatives actively connive with bandits to wreak havoc on the country.