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Apostle Suleman Appears Before DSS | Challenges FG to Compel Gov. El-Rufai to Name the Fulani Herdsmen he Paid

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Apostle Suleman arrives Abuja for his meeting with DSS

The Senior Pastor of Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman, on Monday honoured the invitation of the Department of State Services (DSS) in relation to a statement he made during a church meeting on January 15th 2017.

Suleman had told his church members to “kill” any Fulani herdsman who tried to attack them.

Following an alleged attempt by the DSS to arrest him, Suleman said that he will not retract the statement or apologise for it, adding that it was directed at killer Fulani herdsmen and not the Fulani nation or Muslims.

The clergyman, prior to his appearance at the DSS office, challenged the Federal Government to compel the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, to produce the Fulani herdsmen he gave money.

El-Rufai, had in December 2016, said that the state government paid some of the Fulani herdsmen compensation for the loss of lives and cattle after tracing them to Cameroon, Niger, Chad, Mali, and Senegal.

“We took certain steps. We got a group of people that were going round trying to trace some of these people in Cameroon, Niger republic and so on to tell them that there is a new governor who is Fulani like them and has no problem paying compensations for lives lost and he is begging them to stop killing.

In most of the communities, once that appeal was made to them, they said they have forgiven. There are one or two that asked for monetary compensation. They said they have forgiven the death of human beings, but want compensation for cattle. We said no problem, and we paid some. As recently as two weeks ago, the team went to Niger republic to attend one Fulani gathering that they hold every year with a message from me,” El-Rufai said.

Suleman made the demand in a statement issued by his Communications Adviser, Phrank Shaibu.

He said naming the beneficiaries of the money would disabuse the minds of Nigerians of the conflict that Christians were the targets of incessant attacks by Fulani herdsmen.

He added that failure of the Federal Government to compel El-Rufai to name those he paid money to will indicate the insincerity of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

“There’s no end to the killing of Christians in Kaduna. Those behind the heinous crime are known. Yet no one has been charged for murder.

Instead people like us who speak the truth are being persecuted. The federal government must not give the impression of partiality or suggest that Christians are the target of this administration.

The governor of Kaduna state confessed that he paid money to some Fulani herdsmen as compensation to stop the killings in southern Kaduna.

That means he knows those who have committed atrocities against Christians. He must be made to produce them to answer to charges of murder and other crimes.

The governor’s response to the killings in Southern Kaduna has been  consistent with this mindset. In a recent chat with newsmen in Kaduna, the governor made different remarks to substantiate his love the herdsmen and their activities.

First, he said when he became governor, he traced the attackers to Cameroon, Chad, and Niger and sent a message to them that one of their own, a Fulani like them, was now governor. This comment displays a dramatically bigoted mindset.

Which is worse? Saying the truth or offering money to murderers? Did El-Rufai offer money to ghosts? For you to pay someone money, the person must have a known and fixed address. As the chief security officer of the state, was it not his business to arrest and put these hoodlums on trial? How come no one has been caught or being prosecuted for the massacre in Southern Kaduna? Obviously, there is more to it than meets the eye,” Suleman said

Suleman called on security agencies not to allow politicians and “ethnic warlords” use them to achieve “parochial objectives”.

He said such developments could lead to grave consequences for the country.

Credit: PUNCH, TheCable

29 Comments

  1. Nonye

    January 30, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Thank you Sir for honouring the DSS invitation. As much I am not in support of the controversial statement you made recently, I believe the KAduna State and Federal governments do owe the Nigerian people a much better explanation on the SK killings. They are reprehensible. Bad things happen when good people keep quiet.

    • Diokpa

      January 30, 2017 at 3:59 pm

      Exactly…. If DSS had gone through this route initially, there would not have been any need for Ayodele Bond to pull all these stunts.. Things should be done properly to strengthen our Institutions and for us the masses to have confidence in Nigeria. God bless Apostle Suleiman, God bless all Nigerians that do not support corruption and ethnic/religious killings.

    • mimi

      January 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      Naija my people…..you guys can fall for anything oh…..hope you all know this is just a power play, to shut everyone up…smh….serious oppresssion….make we see who go open mouth talk again after we frustrate him…….and they all get away with murder…..

    • me to you

      January 30, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      you are not serious ayodele whaaaaaattt?????? Apostle must hear of this……….

    • nwa nna

      January 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm

      Ayodele bond ke??? Flatline.. Now that made my day 😀

    • fryo

      January 30, 2017 at 5:13 pm

      Its is now very clear that this herdsmen wants to wipe the entire Christianity in Nigeria but that can never happen, i am so happy that God still have men who can boldly speak the truth even b4 anyone, may God continue to bless and increase ur ministry pastor Suleman.

  2. Lydia.

    January 30, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    I love you for this sir. thank you so much for your courage in defending God’s people….no body can hurt you because God is for YOU and no one can be against you…More grace to you sir…

  3. Rubby

    January 30, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    [email protected] Bond that was so hilarious…

  4. NG

    January 30, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Before al our eyes, the Hausa Fulani continue to flex power. The same that population of only 7% of the north has been flexing against the Hausa and middle belters for decades. God forbid that I and mine should be slaves to Fulanis in this nation. Nigeria either belongs to all or to none.

    Let us see how the challenge on El-Rufai is taken up. Nigerians stop being blind and accepting of the unacceptable. Stop castigating your Christian leaders. Make it your responsibility to find a way to reach them with your views without making a public disdain of them and repulsion of their authority. United we stand divided we all become suya to Fulani agenda in this nation. Wake up people. These people have been war strategists for centuries. Don’t let your ethnic pride fail you and don’t let the sacrifices of your leaders past be in vain

  5. me to you

    January 30, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    i do not see anything wrong with his statement IF ANY FULANI HERDS MAN COMES NEAR YOUR DWELLING BE IN CHURCH FARM HOUSE CAR IE WHERE YOU ARE THE LEGAL OCCUPANT MY BROTHER AND SISTER DEFEND YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY noone should come and slaughter you like xmas cow. what rubbish so they value the lives of their cows to the lives of Christians.

    • Leonard

      February 1, 2017 at 3:55 pm

      That is crazing from those akuya so called fulani

  6. fryo

    January 30, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Pastor Suleman has proven that God has all creation subjected under his Authority, me i say let Gov. El-Rufai provide the names of those he paid for killing people, it’s like they thinks that GOD is their age mate, let the so called DSS make sure that Gov. El-Rufai provides those killers he went and paid if actually they are doing their Job very Well.

  7. Loco

    January 30, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    God will increase ur strength n more grace to u sir as spoken right for d christian community, God will continue speaking for u sir…

    • mimi christian onitsha

      January 30, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      thank you sire…….youre Elijah of our time…..more grace n anointing.

    • mimi christian onitsha

      January 30, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      chaii……is buhari dead.?

    • mimi christian onitsha

      January 30, 2017 at 8:30 pm

      for sure….what happened in the days of Ahad n Elijah will soon happened in Nigeria……Rain will cease for years and they will beg God to send another Elijah in the likeness if Apostle Sulemam………..touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm………when death wants to a dog he closes it’s nose of smelling shits…….pharon hardened his hearts n God destroys him for the sake of isrealites…..if you buhari cabals,…..fulani herdsmen networked by El rufia,……..emir of sokoto,…….n so on….what happened to those enemies of Israel in the days of old will happen again.

  8. ENENE

    January 30, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    It’s no longer these cases. For people to be rejoicing over the death of their President is a clear indication that Nigerians are not Happy with Buhari’s Leadership

  9. Nkem

    January 30, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Apostle Suleman, here in NYC we are standing and praying for you. The Lord God almighty is with you! You spoke the truth!! I watched that service live from NYC and you said nothing NADA wrong. We love you so much, even my little twiny girls, grandma & hubby all love you. You complete our Sundays. The Lord richly bless you IJN, greater heights would Omega ministries attain

  10. FarawayDuchess

    January 30, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    I sincerely pray for peace and justice in this country. May the hand of God rest upon this nature abd cause this chaos to cease in Jesus’ name. Amen
    Meanwhile, i hv noticed a certain laxity with which these sk killings are taken by the state govt. They should rem that God is not mocked.

  11. FarawayDuchess

    January 30, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Nation* and*

  12. AJN

    January 30, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Thank u Apostle Suleiman 4 ur courage in speaking d truth. May God disgrace all d enemies of christianity. In Jesus name.

  13. dupsy

    January 31, 2017 at 12:11 am

    This is so disturbing and thank God the news is being effectively spread all over the world! El – Rufai and president Buhari, do something about this fulani herdsmen killing innocent people! Instead of hounding and trying to silence Gospel ministers who are speaking out against this injustice ( which will have the opposite effect), be fair and honest, Call your people to order and STOP persecuting Christians in a passive aggressive way. Killing innocent people irrespective of their religion is so WRONG and trying to silence people from speaking the TRUTH is just equally so wrong!

  14. etinosa

    January 31, 2017 at 1:03 am

    We hv 2 pastors in this world, Apostle J. Suleman and all other pastors. tank God for my Father Apostle for standing d gape for d xtiandom otherwise these pipo r on thier way nt only to eliminate xtian but to islimized Nigeria. God bless you Sir, you r not just a man of God but a man from God. As i pray for your ministry n for your longevity, strongevity and youngevity so also I pray for d enemies of xtians like buhari, el-rufai, fulani herdsmen,boko haram and all other agencies(dss, army etc) that r taking side with them to die like herod, pharo and nebukadneser IN Jesus name Amen.

  15. Omagu Henry odion

    January 31, 2017 at 6:45 am

    Man of God, God bless you for outstanding and declaring the truth to the government of Nigeria

  16. omega fire ministry brother

    January 31, 2017 at 11:37 am

    He’s indeed a man of God and also a man of truth.

  17. ubandoma

    January 31, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    God bless u sir, may God divinely protect you in Jesus Name.

  18. concerned9a

    January 31, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    I would say Pastors Oyedepo and Redeem GS…did touch on the atrocities in a subtle way.
    Xtians we love peace..but peace may come with a price to pay..we all need to be on the same page..
    Listen…El Rufai paid Fulanis…guess they were marauding as usual and given leverage to enter Kafuna and why not the Xtian enclave of South Kaduna…
    Pastor Mbaka came up against Jona…he was bold and now we got Padtor Suleiman…
    Saying it again…Buhari and El Rufai during Jona’s reign made a few inflammatory statements…hardly called by DSS..

  19. Leonard

    February 1, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Christianity is about boldness,speak the truth dont look at their faces ,says what God said and dont be afraid of them.I so much love’ Apostle Suleman ‘because he knowns he is not serving a dead God ,he is a messager of the God that consume by fire.Even paul and silas were persecuted and placed in the prison but God almighty defend them.May God defend you as you defend his word Apostle Suleman’s.

  20. Samuel

    February 4, 2017 at 8:58 am

    I urge all religious leaders to emulate the lifestyle of this Apostle, it’s time we agitate for our freedom. Christians are not Fulani cattles but God sons and daughters. I really appreciate this God servant for the bold step he took on this, I believed God will continue to protect and defend his own

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