HURIWA faults invitation of Pastor Suleiman by DSS

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HURIWA faults invitation of Pastor Suleiman by DSS

Concerned that the hierarchy of the Department of State Services (DSS) has embarked on deliberate clamp down of vocal Christian leaders opposed to the incessant killings of farmers all over Nigeria by armed Fulani terrorists, a Rights group - HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) has raised alarm calling for caution to avoid catastrophic religious crisis in the Country.

 

 

The pro-democracy and Non-Governmental organisation- HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) has specifically condemned the invitation for interrogation by the Departmentof State Services of the Edo state born Pentacosatal leader and founding pastor of Omega Fire ministry Worldwide Reverend Apostle Johnson Suleiman  who has consistently called for self defence against the unbridled but primitive attacks of Nigerians by well armed and well coordinated Fulani herdsmen. 

 

HURIWA has totally condemned the unwillingness  of security forces in Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari's administration whose leadership are majorly dominated by Hausa/Fulani Moslem Northerners who have done nothing whilst armed Fulani terrorists kill thousands of Christian farmers all across Nigeria and mostly the Christian dominated Communities in Kaduna, Benue, Plateau and Taraba states.  The group wonder why the DSS does not want Nigerians under attacks by Fulani hoodlums to adopt self Defence to stay alive even when chapter four of the Nigerian Constitution of 1999 (as amended) makes RIGHT TO LIFE A SACRED FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHT. 

 

HURIWA recalled that the Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman, was invited by the Department of State Services to appear at its National Headquarters in Abuja for interrogation on Monday January 30th 2017 by 10:00 am. HURIWA has therefore cautioned DSS to avoid stoking the embers of religious violence in Nigeria.  

 

HURIWA said the invitation is believed to be connected to Suleman’s alleged inciting comments that Christians should defend themselves against attacks by Fulani herdsmen even as the group lambasted the DSS for failing in its constitutional  duty of preventing the frequent bloodsheds by armed Fulani terrorists. HURIWA said what the DSS would have done was for the Director General to resign forthwith rather than turning his aggression against the innocent Christian leader who as a father has played the fatherly role of asking his followers to defend their right to life. 

 

In a statement in reaction to the invitation the civil society group warned the officials of the DSS to stop painting the graphic impression that there is a deliberate attempt by the Presidency to Islamize Nigeria by deploying government's   armed agencies to intimidate, harass and physically brutalize Christian  leaders only because they refuse to keep silent whilst armed Fulani terrorists kill their members and parents without the Nigerian security  forces ever adopting fool proof strategy  to arrest, prosecute and punish these armed hoodlums who are operating without let or hindrance. 

 

HURIWA through its National Coordinator Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director Miss. Zainab Yusuf said it amounts to double standards for the DSS to go after Christian Leaders for speaking out in defence of their members even when leaders of other Ethno-religious communities in the core North are not arrested even when there are proven cases of abduction and false marriages of child brides as has happened in Katsina Emirate. 

 

"We are shocked that the DSS that couldn't  stop the genocides of Southern Kaduna, Agatu community in Benue  and the attacks of Enugu and Abia states all by armed Fulani terrorists is now in a dangerous hurry even at the threat of igniting inter-religious warfare to arrest Christian Leaders whose only 'crime' is to counsel their members not to standby and allow their lives be taken away by armed marauders." 

 

"The invitation  to Apostle Johnson Suleiman is an invitation to anarchy and this divide-and-rule tactics of the Alhaji Daura-led DSS hierarchy is absolutely  condemnable, reprehensible, illegal, unconstitutional and totally unjustifiable.  Let all Nigerians of goodwill speak out now before this current leadership of DSS drag Nigeria into a needless religious war". 

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