The Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed that its operatives had served official invitation letters on Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmed to aid an ongoing investigation.
He had since been released according to the account of an online media outlet on Friday.
DSS Spokesman, Peter Afunnaya, who confirmed his arrest to newsmen on Friday in Abuja, said “It’s not out of place for the Service to invite any person of interest.”
Afunnaya, however, did not state the reason why Gumi was invited for questioning.
VOA Hausa had reported that the invitation came after a controversy between Mr Gumi and the Nigerian Army.
Speaking on a television program monitored on Wednesday, the cleric alleged that security agents played a role in the insecurity plaguing Nigeria by collaborating with the bandits who engage in killing and kidnapping for ransom.
The DSS spokesperson did not also state whether Gumi was arrested after the questioning by its operatives.
However, a Twitter user with the handle @HarunMisbahu announced that Mr Gumi “is back home strong.”
“SHEIKH AHMAD GUMI invited by DSS. He has honor the invitation. Alhamdulillah he is back home strong.
” May God brings an end to this insecurity problems disturbing our nation Southern media both electronic and press media should make this news as their headlines,” he said.