Tukur Mamu’s Arrest: This is also terrorism, Gumi tackles DSS

Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has slammed the Department of State Services (DSS) over the arrest of Tukur Mamu, a negotiator for the terrorists that kidnapped victims on the Kaduna-Abuja train on March 28.

NewsWireNGR had earlier reported that Mamu was intercepted by Nigeria’s foreign partners at Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday while on his way to Saudi Arabia.

Tukur Mamu

Reacting to the arrest, Gumi during his weekly preaching at Sultan Bello Mosque, Gumi said Mamu was arrested because of his role in assisting victims of terrorist attacks.

The cleric, who said God has a way of testing a believer, added that the arrest of Mamu was God’s way of testing his faith, praying that Mamu would overcome it.

“Take him to court to face trial. Keeping him in custody despite being a family man was just to intimidate him. This intimidation is also terrorism. Arresting people unjustly is also terrorism; just like the terrorists do by going to somebody’s house to kidnap him.

“How can we continue in this situation under a government that is about to wind up? Our hope is for them to finish successfully not in a bad light. It’s not about Tukur Mamu, you all know that whenever they arrest innocent people, I always talk, not to talk of someone that I know and I’m only advising the government to release him so that we can apologize to him to forget what happened.”

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