By Tony EhIghiale, Benin City
A group, the Buhari Support Organizations (BSO) has cautioned men of the Directorate of State Security (DSS) against arresting the Founder and General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministry, Apostle Johnson Suleiman.
Appraising the foiled attempt to nab the clergyman by operatives of the DSS, the group said it does not want the DSS or the Federal Government to be drawn into a religious battle.
Governor Ayodele Fayose had told newsmen in Ekiti State that he foiled attempt by operatives of the DSS to arrest Apostle Suleiman who is in the state for a crusade.
The alleged attempt to arrest Apostle Suleiman might not be unconnected with a video that went viral in which he urged his church members to kill any herdsman that come near his church because he received information of plans to assassinate him.
Speaking on behalf of his group, Deputy Director of the BSO, Chief Blessing Agbomhere, in a press statement issued in Benin City said any attempt to arrest Suleiman could cause a lot of setback for the Buhari’s administration.
Chief Agbomhere said Apostle Suleiman spoke the mind of the christian community over his comments on the killings in Southern Kaduna.
He warned the DSS against causing crisis in the country and urge then to focus on stopping the menace of herdsmen in parts of the country.
His words, “Every body has a right of free speech, any attempt to arrest him can cause a lot of set back for the Buhari administration. As a supporter of the president and a believer in this administration, I don’t want the presidency or the DSS to be drawn into a religious battle.
“Every body is angry about the killings in Kaduna. Everybody is entitled to expressed his feelings including those following the leader. Apostle Suleiman is a leader of the Christian community. They should focus on how to stop the menace of herdsmen in Nigeria because arresting Suleiman is like the Federal Government encouraging the activities of the herdsmen.
“The DSS and the Federal Government should not cause anarchy in this country. The arrest of Suleiman is capable of putting Nigeria into crisis. That will pitch the Christian community against the Federal Government which we will not like.
“We hope the attempted arrest is a lie. If it is a lie we urge the DSS to issue a statement to disown the alleged arrest.”