Arrest of Mamu: Gumi breaks the silence and accuses the DSS of terrorism

Kaduna-based Islamic scholar Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has petitioned the Department of State Services (DSS) to release Tukur Mamu or charge him in court.

Citing the law, Gumi said anyone arrested for an alleged crime must be brought to justice within 24 hours.

Daily Trust had reported how Mamu, who negotiated the release of some of the victims of the Kaduna-Abuja train attack, was arrested at Cairo International Airport on his way to Saudi Arabia for the Lesser Hajj.

He was deported and picked up by the DSS at Kano International Airport.

The DSS later said Mamu had questions to answer about the growing insecurity in the country.

During his weekly sermon at the 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 Mamu’s arrest was God’s way of testing his faith, praying that Mamu will overcome it.

“Take him to court for trial. Keeping him in custody as a family man was just to intimidate him. This intimidation is also terrorism. Arresting people unjustly is also terrorism; like terrorists do when they go to someone’s house to kidnap them.

“How can we continue in this situation under a government that is about to end? Our hope is that they end successfully and 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 mention someone I know and I only advise the government to release him so that we can ask forgiveness for forgetting what happened.”

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