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MURIC Orders The Arrest Of Apostle Suleman by Dexpro: 8:26pm On Jan 25, 2017
Author: Soonest Nathaniel

Following his unguarded rant over herdsmen, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has lashed out at the Senior Pastor of the Omega Fire Ministries, OFM, Apostle Johnson Suleiman.


Recall that Suleiman has been in the news lately after he asked his members to kill any Fulani herdsmen seen around him and his church.

In the early hours of this morning, the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose had foiled an attempt by operatives of the Department of States Services, DSS, to arrest the clergy man in Ado-Ekiti.


But MURIC, in a statement by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, condemned the hate speech by Sulieman, urging security agencies to do the needful.

Describing Suleiman’s speech as “provocative, irresponsible and unpatriotic,” MURIC urged Nigerians not to allow “some misguided spiritual leaders who have hidden agenda to becloud their sense of assessment.”

The statement sent to Daily Post, on Wednesday reads: “The founder of Omega Fire Ministries, Johnson Suleman, recently instructed members of his church to kill Fulanis. An attempt by operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) to arrest him in Ado Ekiti yesterday was foiled by Governor Ayodele Fayose.

“The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) strongly condemns Pastor Johnson Suleman’s vituperations. It is provocative, irresponsible and unpatriotic. In the same vein, we are nonplussed by Governor Fayose’s penchant for preventing security agents from performing their lawful duties. By shielding such a high profile suspect, Fayose has manifested blatant disregard for the rule of law, encouraged lawlessness and exhibited executive brigandage.


“Pastor Johnson Suleman wants to make the country unsafe for Muslims and law abiding Fulanis. It is not in our character to issue threats. We are mature enough to control our emotions. Yet it is not out of cowardice that we prefer to tow the path of peaceful coexistence. Muslims have never been known to fear death or to compromise their faith. But we do not want to join issues with belligerent people who are always bullying Muslims and Fulanis by telling lies and issuing threats. Neither do we want to heat up the polity.

“What will ordinary Muslims do when we exchange banters with firebrand Christian extremists like Johnson? Why should religious leaders speak as if they have stocked heaps of weapons in hiding? Why should spiritual guides incite their followers to kill and maim? What do religious leaders gain from goading their followers to shed blood?

“The victims are usually the poor masses who are hypnotized by the rhetoric and mesmerized by the oratorical skills of their fanatical leaders. This is why leaders must weigh every word they utter. Leaders are models. They must live by example and teach their followers to learn how to love, to tolerate, to forgive and to peacefully coexist.

“MURIC charges Nigerians to objectively and critically examine the Fulani herdsmen phenomenon. They should not allow some misguided spiritual leaders who have hidden agenda to becloud their sense of assessment. Fulanis have been coming to Nigeria before the 1914 amalgamation. Their nomadic and pastoral flow has never waned since the first Fulanis came from Futa Toro in Senegal in the 11th century. We should therefore not be surprised that the criminal elements among the herdsmen are not even Nigerians. They are Senegalese and Malians.

“It is therefore unwise of us as Nigerians to allow a few lawless foreigners to cause religious or ethnic war in our land. Let us separate criminals from their tribe or religion. We should resist the temptation to stigmatise Fulanis or Muslims because a few herdsmen take the law into their hands. For the avoidance of doubts, we denounce the criminal activities of these herdsmen but we should mind where we point accusing fingers.

“Are Nigerians unaware that the same Fulani herdsmen have are also been attacking and killing Muslims in Zamfara, Niger, Kano, Bauchi and other Northern states? Why have we been ignoring this angle if we are sincere? Has the status of a herdsman changed when he attacks a Northern farmer or a Muslim and steals his cattle? Let us be objective. Let us stop criminalizing Fulanis and demonizing Muslims. It is the height of hypocrisy and absolute lack of patriotism to give the criminal activities a religious or ethnic colouration.

“We therefore call on the Nigerian security agencies to do the needful. Nobody is above the law. Fayose or no Fayose, Pastor Johnson Suleman must still be questioned and cautioned for his vituperations and provocative statements. He cannot remain tied to Fayose’s apron string forever.”

Condemning Fayose’s action, the organisation said, “Even Fayose should be told point blank that his days as a free man are numbered. He must answer for his executive rascality and lawlessness. No governor in the history of Nigeria has abused his office like Fayose has done. His cup of executive recklessness has been filled to the brim. The people of Ekiti State have indeed entered a ‘one chance’ bus. Or what do we say about a state governor who is seldom sober? We do not need a micro-biologist to tell us whether or not Fayose has the ‘area boy’ syndrome virus.

“We charge the Nigerian security agencies to spare no effort in dealing decisively with the notorious herdsmen who have brought untold hardship to Nigerian farmers. The full wrath of the law must be unleashed on them for killing innocent farmers and destroying their farms. We appeal to Muslims to go about their lawful duties and to remain calm and law abiding. We invite religious leaders to douse tension in their areas of influence in order to allow peace to reign.

“As we round up, we remind the United Nations Organisation, the European Union and the African Union to take note of the hate speeches emanating from Nigeria and their authors for the day when the come will come to become.”

https://www.naij.com/1084627-breaking-muric-orders-arrest-apostle-suleiman.html

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Re: MURIC Orders The Arrest Of Apostle Suleman by Nobody: 8:27pm On Jan 25, 2017
This guy should be arrested

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Re: MURIC Orders The Arrest Of Apostle Suleman by TheFreeOne: 8:29pm On Jan 25, 2017
Religious war is gradually brewing thanks to the lackadaisical attitude of Buboo in tackling Fulani herdsmen militia terrorists.

The Prof is absolving nigerian Fulanis from the massacres and wants "Christians leaders to live by example and teach their followers to learn how to love, to tolerate, to forgive and to peacefully coexist" while they are being murdered daily by Fulani herdsmen with no tangible solution from government?

He sounds like he's on cow dung.

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Re: MURIC Orders The Arrest Of Apostle Suleman by AndyMolarAllwel(m): 8:31pm On Jan 25, 2017
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Re: MURIC Orders The Arrest Of Apostle Suleman by NextGovernor(m): 8:35pm On Jan 25, 2017
DeAvenger:
This guy should be arrested he is a potential terrorist

Is there any terrorist bigger than Buhari and Fulanis in Nigeria?

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Re: MURIC Orders The Arrest Of Apostle Suleman by idupaul: 8:37pm On Jan 25, 2017
Where was this MURIC director when two christian evangelist were killed in Kano and Abuja respectively, where was he when El Rufai used tax payers money to pay herdsmen for killing innocent taxpayers ..

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Re: MURIC Orders The Arrest Of Apostle Suleman by goatandyam: 8:44pm On Jan 25, 2017
Just hear the nonsense. Like they have the monopoly of violence? Like you pplle are the only ones that aint afraid of death? You can try it by firing the first shot , and see if there wont be equal and ultimately brutal response from christians....

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Re: MURIC Orders The Arrest Of Apostle Suleman by Nobody: 8:46pm On Jan 25, 2017
Na Afonjas and Buhari cause all the problem

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Re: MURIC Orders The Arrest Of Apostle Suleman by Sealeddeal(m): 8:48pm On Jan 25, 2017
Foolish MURIC.
Why are they mixing Fulani and Fulani herdsmen?
So called statement by MURIC is filled with subtle incitement too.
I hate Religion and do hope that religious people will destroy themselves and start going to heaven or Aljanah immediately and leave us, the non religious people to enjoy the only life we have here.

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Re: MURIC Orders The Arrest Of Apostle Suleman by kingsamosy(m): 8:48pm On Jan 25, 2017
this country is a joke

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Re: MURIC Orders The Arrest Of Apostle Suleman by TANKDESTROYER(m): 8:50pm On Jan 25, 2017
If Nigerians saw the hand writing on the wall ......but their is hope...

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Re: MURIC Orders The Arrest Of Apostle Suleman by nonsobaba: 8:55pm On Jan 25, 2017
Did DSS arrest the murderers of the innocent igbo woman martyed in Kano? Has DSS arrested a single fulani man, whether from Senegal or Mali or Libya, who are daily slaughtering innocent christians in southern Kaduna? When a fulani man kills, he is paid off to go and sin no more but when his victims threaten to defend themselves, they are harassed and arrested! What kind of mad man is Buhari? Ever since he took office, he has been openly carrying out ethnic and religious cleansing across the country as if the economic crisis he created is not enough. Christians are no longer safe anywhere in the country. I have never had this thought before but i am now wishing that God should give Buhari a sudden end like Abacha and the sooner, the better for christians in nigeria.

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Re: MURIC Orders The Arrest Of Apostle Suleman by TheFreeOne: 8:58pm On Jan 25, 2017
idupaul:
Where was this MURIC director when two christian evangelist were killed in Kano and Abuja respectively, where was he when El Rufai used tax payers money to pay herdsmen for killing innocent taxpayers ..

Don't mind those closet terrorists forming nationalists.

And he had the gut to threaten a sitting governor who has done far better in protecting his people against Fulani herdsmen terrorists attacks.

It's quite sad naija is heading to a likely precipice.

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Re: MURIC Orders The Arrest Of Apostle Suleman by Ikwokrikwo: 9:01pm On Jan 25, 2017
Yoruba muslims are the worst kind of muslims.

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Re: MURIC Orders The Arrest Of Apostle Suleman by morbeta(m): 9:06pm On Jan 25, 2017
Please answer this...

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Re: MURIC Orders The Arrest Of Apostle Suleman by BabaRamota1980: 9:24pm On Jan 25, 2017
Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Associatiin of Nigeria, alias MACBAN, is fond of telling us all, nonchallantly, that fulani herdsmen only attack and kill because their cows are stolen or in rare cases theg are killed and therefore carried out a reprisal to balance the injury.

In other words, if fulani is attacked or their cows stolen, then it should be expected they will return the attack, justifiably.

El Rufai even said, arrogantly, that whoever killed a fulani, civilian or soldier, takes a debt to be repaid some day.

These are direct call for fulani herdsmen to kill with institutional backing.

So why is it strange and unacceptable that Apostle Suleman, a community leader, should be censored and harassed for calling his cocomunity to defend themselves against a killer squad that is armed and funded for political domination and religious repression?

They should leave Apostle Suleman alone.
If he is arrested the action should be interpreted as a declaration of war!


Ohh, by the way this is a Yoruba Muslim!

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Re: MURIC Orders The Arrest Of Apostle Suleman by RisMas(m): 9:34pm On Jan 25, 2017
Condemning Fayose’s action, the organisation said, “Even Fayose should be told point blank that his days as a free man are numbered. He must answer for his executive rascality and lawlessness. No governor in the history of Nigeria has abused his office like Fayose has done. His cup of executive recklessness has been filled to the brim. The people of Ekiti State have indeed entered a ‘one chance’ bus. Or what do we say about a state governor who is seldom sober? We do not need a micro-biologist to tell us whether or not Fayose has the ‘area boy’ syndrome virus.

Omo, See punchline shocked shocked shocked
Fayose don suffer grin grin cheesy grin

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Re: MURIC Orders The Arrest Of Apostle Suleman by RisMas(m): 9:38pm On Jan 25, 2017
morbeta:
Please answer this...
Have you checked the historical background on the revelation of those verses. You cant just exponge verses from a chapter and translate it verbatim. There isnt a smoke without fire, learn to be objective bro cool cool

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Re: MURIC Orders The Arrest Of Apostle Suleman by BabaRamota1980: 9:48pm On Jan 25, 2017
For follow up.....since when did calling for attack on fulani herdsmen equate to threat on Muslims?

MURIC should be defunct!

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Re: MURIC Orders The Arrest Of Apostle Suleman by morbeta(m): 9:48pm On Jan 25, 2017
RisMas:

Have you checked the historical background on the revelation of those verses. You cant just exponge verses from a chapter and translate it verbatim. There isnt a smoke without fire, learn to be objective bro cool cool

Simple question was asked, just answer it. Is TRUMP being unobjective by putting up visa restrictions for some Muslim countries.

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Re: MURIC Orders The Arrest Of Apostle Suleman by adonbilivit: 9:52pm On Jan 25, 2017
nawa o. no double standards biko.

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Re: MURIC Orders The Arrest Of Apostle Suleman by seXytOhbAd(m): 9:52pm On Jan 25, 2017
Sometimes the way people reason in Nigeria astounds me. The Mann no talk say make dem kill Muslims. They said Fulani who wanders into the church premises wey find trouble. Muslim Afonjas should shut the fucck up sometimes.
BTW, Fulani Muslims don't give a rat's Ass about yoruba Muslims. They consider you to be inferior to them

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Re: MURIC Orders The Arrest Of Apostle Suleman by candidbabe(f): 9:52pm On Jan 25, 2017
They tried to arrest an anointed man of GOD?
Hahahahaha.
Touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm..
Psalm 105 vs 15

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Re: MURIC Orders The Arrest Of Apostle Suleman by largehead: 9:53pm On Jan 25, 2017
Nigeria matter yaf tayad pezin..


Pls dont Check my signature..

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Re: MURIC Orders The Arrest Of Apostle Suleman by SalomonKane: 9:53pm On Jan 25, 2017
Funny this MURIC ass wipes didn't shout and order the arrest of Kabiru Sokoto when he bombed churches back in 2011.

Assholes!.

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Re: MURIC Orders The Arrest Of Apostle Suleman by Ezedon(m): 9:53pm On Jan 25, 2017
They are insanely insane for saying such

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Re: MURIC Orders The Arrest Of Apostle Suleman by ofofoCEO(f): 9:53pm On Jan 25, 2017
Hmm, this goes to show the hypocrisy of the Muslim community in Nigeria. They feign ignorance to the killings being perpetuated by their brothers but are quick to shout foul when statements like this are made. Them go learn new thing very soon

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