Avoid Unguarded Statements Over Detained Tukur Mamu -DSS Warns Sheikh Gumi, Others
The Department of State Services (DSS) has cautioned a Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi and others to avoid unguarded statements over the arrest and detention of the Publisher of Desert Herald, Tukur Mamu.
This came after Sheikh Gumi described the arrest and detention of Tukur Mamu by the DSS as an act of intimidation and terrorism.
The warning came yesterday in a statement by the spokesman of the DSS Service, Dr. Peter Afunanya: “The Department of State Services (DSS) has followed, with keen observation, overzealous comments by sections of the public in view of issues relating to the arrest and investigation of Tukur Mamu.
“The Service wishes that it is not distracted with some of the skewed narratives pervading the media space. Instead, it requests to be left alone to concentrate on the ongoing investigations, the outcomes of which have remained mind-boggling.
”Meanwhile, the Service will cease further comments on the subject matter since the Court will determine its course. Consequently, the public is hereby enjoined to desist from making unguarded utterances and await the court proceedings. “
Mamu, who was involved in the negotiations for release of victims of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack was described as a person of interest by the DSS.