The Department of State Services (DSS) warned Omega Fire Ministries founder Apostle Johnson Suleman to keep his mouth shut during the latter’s visit to DSS headquarters on Monday 30th January 2017. This was revealed by a DSS source who pleaded anonymity.
According to the source,
“We asked him why he made such a provocative statement and he defended himself.
“He (Suleiman) said he made the statement based on available information that some herdsmen were planning to attack him and that he merely asked his church members to defend him and the church property.
“While we didn’t argue with him, we asked him to note that his followership cuts across the two dominant religions, which are Christianity and Islam.
“We also asked him to note that the Federal Government was doing its best to curtail the activities of the herdsmen and also fight crime generally.
“He said he knew, but added that the government needed to do much more and that he was not out to cause religious crisis but was merely expressing his anger at the refusal of government to take actions that he said could reasonably convince Nigerians that it (the government) is not partial.”
“None of us would speak on the issue. We need to douse tension in the country. That’s our agreement.
“We needed to manage the crisis and the crowd. That was one of the reasons we agreed that his coming should be devoid of any razzmatazz and long convoy.”
Suleman’s spokesperson, Prank Shuaib, confirmed the report saying,
“It was a friendly interview that was devoid of any rancour. We need to commend the DSS operatives because they exhibited the highest degree of professionalism during the interview.”