Defense Security Services in Nigeria Want to Imprison Christian Pastor

ICC Note: Christians in Nigeria are not free to express their fears and discomfort because of their religion. Pastor Johnson Suleiman is another example of the sad reality that Christians experience in Nigeria, after being followed by the DSS for preaching against Islamizing Nigeria and asking members of his church to resist the killings of Fulani militants. Regardless, of the situation Christians live, the DSS decided to intimidate the pastor in the middle of the night, not knowing that the pastor had the support of Governor Fayose.

1/25/2016, Nigeria (Premium Times) – The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, early on Wednesday morning prevented operatives of the State Security Services, DSS, from arresting the founder of Omega Fire Ministries, in the state capital, Ado-Ekiti.

Last week, a video footage widely shared on social media, showed the Auchi, Edo State- based preacher, telling his congregants that someone had informed him of a plan by Fulani herdsmen to attack and assassinate him.

He then added that he had told his “people” to kill any Fulani herdsman seen around the church.

“I have told them in the church here that any Fulani herdsman that just enter by mistake and want to pretend, kill him. Kill him. Cut his head. If they are busy killing Christians and nothing is happening, we will kill them and nothing will happen,” he said to the cheers of his congregants in a packed church auditorium.

According to a statement posted on WhatsApp by the media aide to the governor, Lere Olayinka, DSS operatives had trailed the preacher to Midas Hotel in the Adebayo area of the town, where the preacher was staying after he visited the governor, who had attended a two-day programme organised by Omega Fire Ministries.

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