Breaking: DSS Summons Apostle Suleiman

The Department of State Security (DSS) has invited the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleiman, to appear before it on Monday
Apostle Suleiman had been in the news in the past few days for speaking against killings of Christians in Southern Kaduna and asking Christians to defend themselves when attacked by Fulani herdsmen.
Apostle Suleiman had also alleged that there was a plan to use the Fulani herdsmen to attack him and his church.
And his invitation may not be unconnected with these statements.
Apostle Suleiman is expected to be at the DSS office in Abuja by 10am on Monday, January 30.
A statement on Saturday by Barr A Tareri: said the DSS has asked Suleiman to appear before it in its Abuja office for interrogation by 10 am on Monday.
According to him “Let every Christian come out in a procession to accompany Apostle Suleiman to the DSS office.
“He spoke for us all. We stand against the shameful silence of Nigerian government over killing of Christians in Nigeria; intimidation/harassment of the church with state security agencies and the Islamic agenda of this regime.
“United we stand and Together we will win this battle. Christians awake!!!!! Pls forward this invitation to every contact and God will fight your battles in Jesus name.”
This is coming four days after Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, prevented the Department from arresting the fiery preacher in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, after a crusade, Tuesday night.
He had earlier denied instructing Christians during a preaching to kill Muslims.
Describing the report as not only senseless but malicious, he said his statements were misconstrued to incite the people.
According to him, he only stressed the need for the church to defend itself against invasion by gunmen and not a direct incendiary comment that could make Christians and Muslims to confront one another.
Speaking in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday on the contentious issue, Suleiman while debunking the report linking him to inflammatory remarks said it was sinful for anyone to order a fellow man to kill another.
He said, “They said I preached in Auchi two weeks ago which they said implied that I was instigating Christians against Muslims. I have always been an advocate of peace and I can’t stay around and be saying such. There are widows, orphans we take care of. No leader will see his shepherd being killed and be happy.
“Later, I got anonymous calls from Fulani Herdsmen about what I said. What I said was that, if gunmen came around church to attack churches, you must defend yourself, but if they come to pray, don’t attack. But they quoted me out of context. I am not stupid, I live among the crowd and I am not senseless. Time for self defence has come. Whether you are a Muslim or Christian, someone can’t just come to your house and kill your children and you will keep quiet.
“I said the Christians must not go after them, but if they come after us, then defend yourself. This is what they twisted to mean. I am hearing different versions of the story. I was in Abuja for three days why didn’t they come after me. But now that I am in Ekiti, they wanted to lump me up with a man they think was against them. It could have been easier to pick me up in Abuja, I don’t live here”, he said.

Author: News Editor

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