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“I Said Defend Yourselves, Not Go After Them” – Apostle Suleiman Clarifies Controversial Issue


In the wake of  the foiled arrest plan by DSS, Apostle Johnson Suleiman Senior Pastor of Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) Worldwide as moved to defend his statement on the controversial issue which also include a video that went viral after surfacing online.

The Apostle called Gov. Fayose after been informed by his personal assistant about the mission of the DSS.

Speaking after the arrest 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 and orphans for us to take care of just because of these senseless killings, no leader will see his sheep 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 defense 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”

He then went further by saying “I said the Christians must not go after them, but if they come after us, then defend yourself. This is what they twisted. 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”.

Shortly after the failed arrest Gov. Fayose released a statement through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Gov. Fayose lamented that the federal government is indirectly supporting the attack on Christians and other Muslim sectors. He then added that:

“If the federal government had acted swiftly like it acted on Apostle Suleiman so-called inciting comments when people were being killed by herdsmen across the country, so many lives would have been saved.”


Horpeoluwar Desalu

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