The Spokesperson to the Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Mathew Kukah, Reverend Christopher Omotosho has denied a report making the rounds that the cleric was invited by the Department of State Service (DSS) over his criticism of President Muhammadu Buahri.
Kukah was reported to have been invited by the DSS for criticizing the President over the worsening state of insecurity in the country.
In his Christmas Day message, Kukah had criticised President Buhari and other Northern leaders over rising cases of kidnapping and killing in the region.
Last weekend, the media space was awash with reports that the Bishop had been invited by the DSS, attracting outcries from Civil Society Organisations and Religious leaders alike.
Omotosho, while giving an update on the reported invitation, described it as untrue and encouraged members of the public to ignore it.
“The news that the Bishop was summoned for questioning by the DSS regarding his Christmas message cannot be true because the Bishop is yet to receive either call or mail from the DSS,” he said.