The news of the alleged invitation extended to the Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese Mathew Hassan Kukah by the Department of State Service DSS has been described as untrue.
Director Social Communication Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Reverend Father Christopher Omotosho, responding to update on the invitation, advised members of the public to ignore the rumour.
He said, “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.”
Recalled that the social media was awash over the weekend with stories of the summon of the Bishop by the DSS, a situation that has elicited reactions from Nigerians.
The Youth Wing of the Christians Association of Nigeria had earlier in a response threatened to mobilise Christians youth across the nation to accompany the bishop to the DSS Headquarters in Abuja.
But Reverend Father Omotoshop, the Diocese spokesman has advised the general public to discard the rumour as the Bishop is yet to receive any letter or telephone call inviting him for any questioning.