The Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN) has refuted claims that the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka.

During a church programme last Sunday, Mbaka said he received an invitation from the DSS, asking him to report to Abuja.

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC), the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), among others warned the federal government against intimidation.

On Friday, AMEN, via its Facebook page, advised members of the public to disregard news that the secret service picked up the priest.

“Father Mbaka is safe and sound and Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria Program is active.

“Sunday Mass And E No Dey Again are on and Rev Fr, Ejike Mbaka is always present in all programs”, a statement read.

Last month, Mbaka apologised to the Catholic church after his superiors admonished him over a recent outburst.

He made controversial comments about President Muhammadu Buhari, his administration and the state of the nation.

Days later, rumours that the DSS arrested Mbaka caused the attack on the residence of Callistus Onaga, the Bishop of Enugu.

His supporters damaged the Cathedral Church, the Holy altar of sacrifice, the Cathedral Parish House and the Secretariat. Onaga, in his reaction, called for appeasement.

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