Controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, said the backlash that trailed his interview with Arise TV and consequent invitation by the Department of State Security (DSS) made no sense describing it all as “bullshit.”
Gumi had in the interview called for amnesty for Fulani bandits and cosseting the criminals by way of job employment particularly employing them to secure the forest.
He also accused bad elements in the military of colluding with the bandits, an accusation military authorities took exception to.
The cleric’s statement provoked public outrage with many alleging him of complicit in the activities of the Fulani kidnappers and calling for his investigation.
It prompted the DSS to invite him on Friday, a situation he described as “bullshit” in a text message to The Nation when asked to comment on his invitation.
Quoting the paper: Gumi was invited to the Kaduna office of the DSS after military authorities took exception to comments by the cleric alleging their operatives were conniving 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”.