‘My Message Was Not About Muslims, It Was Taken Out Of Context’ – Apostle Suleman

General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministry Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has slammed an attempt by the Department of State Services to abduct him in Ekiti State.

This came after the firebrand Apostle condemned the havocs being perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen in the country.

While demanding apology from the government “for the unwarranted intimidation and harassment”, he said there was no way “the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will escape the kind of issues I raised if he does not stop the senseless killing of innocent Nigerians by Fulani herdsmen.”

According to him, the message for which he was been hounded by the DSS was taken out of context because he has a Muslim background.

A statement issued by the Communications Adviser of Suleman, Phrank Shaibu, said such a draconian action by a government promoting change “is harsh, dangerous and negates the tenets of democracy.”

He said, “The Fulani militia, masquerading as herdsmen have stated that they are going to kill me. Everyone knows that they are armed with AK47 and have already killed over 7000 persons in Nigeria. Women have been raped and houses destroyed. Yet, not one of them has been caught or is being prosecuted by the DSS or Federal Government.

“Are we saying that I should fold my arms and allow the same Fulani militia to kill me? Am I wrong to give my security aides orders that they should kill any of the so-called herdsmen found near me or my church? Is there nothing like self-defence in our law?”

According to Shaibu, the pastor’s message which may have drawn the anger of the DSS and the Federal Government was directed at the Fulani militia, in the guise of herdsmen, who have openly declared intention to kill him and not at muslims.

Shaibu said even if the comments made by Apostle Suleman were found to be inciting, as alleged by the DSS, a government that believes in robust debate as a means of strengthening democracy would simply have invited him for explanation , rather than attempting to kidnap him.

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