Junaid Mohammed, who is known for usual criticism of President Goodluck Jonathan and the Federal Government was Friday interrogated by the State Security Service, SSS.
Mohammed had been quoted as saying that if President Jonathan should contest in 2015, blood will flow.
The politician, according to reports, was summoned to the SSS headquarters in Abuja, where security operatives quizzed him for several hours over comments credited to him suggesting there would be violence should President Jonathan stands for reelection.
According to a source in the SSS, Mr. Junaid told investigators he was quoted out of context and that he would not do anything to undermine the peace and security of his own country. He was thereafter cautioned and then released and was refrain from making similar comments in future.
Mohammed also confirmed that SSS “invited” him for a chat and that he was released shortly thereafter.
“It is all over,” he said in a telephone interview. “They (SSS operatives) were professional in their dealing with me. I can see they are a bunch of educated people who are equally concerned about this country.”
SSS spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar, however said she was not aware of the arrest.