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The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by jesusjnr2020(m): 4:21am On Oct 25, 2020
The Day I Faced Police brutality For Preaching The Gospel Of Christ on The Streets Of Abuja

This actually took place in the outskirts of the FCT, Karu-site to be precise. It was after I had just began preaching the Gospel of the kingdom of God with my megaphone on the streets, sometime in 2003, as I had often done since the beginning of that year.

All of a sudden, I saw a man get up from a bench he was seating on close by, come close to me and ordered someone else, a guy to take me, but they were both on mufti.

While I was yet wondering what was going on, someone else, another guy, came and said he was going to follow me to wherever they were taking me, to see what they up to and probably to stand as a witness, because he didn't see anything wrong in what I was doing. In fact he was already attentive waiting to hear what I had to say before the interruption.

Although I was moved by the gesture, it appeared to offend the men as they now, I think, handcuffed the both of us with one handcuff, and dragged us to the Karu-site Police Station which was just close by which confirmed that they were actually policemen.

But when we arrived at the Station, instead of taking us to its reception so we could be properly interrogated, they took us somewhere hidden, at the back the back of the Station, probably a room where they torture some of those they arrest, to show that the arrest was ulterior motivated and unwarranted.

Then once we had entered into the room, and the man who brought us there had leveled some accusations, which I can't remember, against me before the policemen inside the room, and the supposed offense of the other guy which was his decision to follow me, they began to brutalize us.

It wasn't that seriously though, but we had received a few slaps and blows to our body and our heads were hit together.

I can remember after one of them slapped me, i turned the other cheek for him, but he rejected the offer and still slapped me on the same cheek.

One of the policemen, probably their boss there appeared not to find any fault in what we had done that warranted our arrest, so was casually telling them to release us.

After they had stopped hitting us, one of them, the same who rejected my offer of the other cheek, compared us to Paul and Silas. He jokingly said something about both of us praying like Paul and Silas, and imagining what it would be like if the same thing which happened to the prison they were happened to the Police Station.

Not long after that they released us, so our brief stay there seemed to end on a lighter note since it was clear that we hadn't committed any offence that warranted our arrest. However by then, the guy who arrested us had already left, but before he left he had given me a stern warning me not to see me doing what I did again, which was to preach the Gospel of Christ on the streets of Abuja, otherwise I would see what he'd do to me.

To be honest, I was quite shaken a bit by his threat since it was the first time I got arrested and persecuted for such, but that wasn't enough to deter me as I continued preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom on the same streets probably that same day, and continued doing that for a while.

Although it was an experience which I took in my stride as part of what comes with the life i'd begun to live for the sake of the Gospel of Christ, because Jesus had already warned us that we would face such brutality for His Gospel and namesake, that doesn't justify what the policemen had done or absolve them of their wrongdoing.

And this took place as far back as 2003 during the tenure of Obasanjo to show that police brutality didn't begin today or with this government as some think, but has been here for a long time. It's only gotten worse over time.

Hence the #endpolicebrutality protest is a very welcome development, and perhaps long overdue, because the essence of the Police Force is not brutality but the security of lives and properties.

God bless Nigeria.

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Re: The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by omooluorun: 4:49am On Oct 25, 2020
Painful experience

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Re: The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by onward4life(m): 5:55am On Oct 25, 2020
My brother it's not easy to be a christian in Nigeria!

I no d paiin

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Re: The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by Nobody: 6:08am On Oct 25, 2020
onward4life:
My brother it's not easy to be a christian in Nigeria!

I no d paiin

It's not easy to truly serve God any where. Even the apostles had their own fair share of humiliation and torture from the Pharisees and sadusees

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Re: The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by huptin(m): 6:14am On Oct 25, 2020
They are probably moslems, preaching the gospel irritates some moslem extremists to no end.

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Re: The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by helinues: 6:16am On Oct 25, 2020
What is the name of this movie,. Would like to watch...

undecided

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Re: The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by onward4life(m): 6:25am On Oct 25, 2020
OcVoice:


It's not easy to truly serve God any where. Even the apostles had their own fair share of humiliation and torture from the Pharisees and sadusees

That is d reason some of our church leaders

Just stick to d financial aspect

And leave d rest for God..

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Re: The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by Baawaa(m): 6:39am On Oct 25, 2020
Yes,you can't forget this,that is why some of them die miserously

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Re: The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by santakris(m): 6:50am On Oct 25, 2020
Christians are like second citizen in Nigeria. Go to government establishments, ministries and others to confirm this.

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Re: The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by JourneytoEL(f): 7:29am On Oct 25, 2020
this is how people bring curses upon themselves and family. Imagine beating someone because he saw him preaching. That was how a woman was beheaded some years back and the culprits went Scot free. When I hear such things,I begin to wonder what goes through the minds of these people. This world is not your permanent home. Highest, 100-120yrs and you are out of here. When you go, the earth won't stop, everything will continue as if nothing happened, so why not use that short time to do some good? why believe a delusion of grandeur that you are something big and can decide someone's fate whereas you are just a dust, that can sleep and not wake up. Congrats o.p, for God has recorded your persecution in the book of life.

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Re: The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by jesusjnr2020(m): 7:36am On Oct 25, 2020
OcVoice:


It's not easy to truly serve God any where. Even the apostles had their own fair share of humiliation and torture from the Pharisees and sadusees
You're right bro.

The apostles of Christ faced persecution from a nation that God called His own people so christians facing persecutions is not peculiar to Nigeria.

Persecutions arise because of the obedience of Word of God.

So if a Christian doesn't face persecutions in his life, he should be concerned.

That's why I saw it as a normal thing because Jesus had foretold us about this things.

God bless.

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Re: The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by jesusjnr2020(m): 7:45am On Oct 25, 2020
huptin:
They are probably moslems, preaching the gospel irritates some moslem extremists to no end.
Most of them weren't. Maybe just one of them was a Muslim.

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Re: The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by jesusjnr2020(m): 7:52am On Oct 25, 2020
helinues:
What is the name of this movie,. Would like to watch...

undecided
If a movie has been made about this, it would most likely be one based on my true life experience.

But you don't have to believe it...

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Re: The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by helinues: 7:53am On Oct 25, 2020
jesusjnr2020:
If a movie has been made about this, it would most likely be one based on my true life experience.

But you don't have to believe it...

So they arrested you cos you were preaching?

Are you the first Christian preacher in Northern Nigeria?

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Re: The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by jesusjnr2020(m): 8:00am On Oct 25, 2020
helinues:


So they arrested you cos you were preaching?

Are you the first Christian preacher in Northern Nigeria?
It like you don't know the Nigerian Police. They could arrest you for anything.

I said you don't have to believe it but it's a true story. I just had to share it because it had to do with police brutality.

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Re: The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by CodeTemplar: 8:03am On Oct 25, 2020
... and so. They arrest people for looking fresh.

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Re: The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by Uyi168: 8:08am On Oct 25, 2020
helinues:


So they arrested you cos you were preaching?

Are you the first Christian preacher in Northern Nigeria?
..
Shut up.
Didn't u read on the news some time ago about a Christain evagelist that was killed while preaching in the street In one those northern state??

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Re: The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by IamWonderful: 8:55am On Oct 25, 2020
Nice
Re: The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by BestDesign01(m): 9:04am On Oct 25, 2020
Sad experience
Re: The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by AntiChristian: 9:04am On Oct 25, 2020
As much as police brutality does not discriminate against Muslims, Christians or traditionist or atheist!

Jesus Christ could have protested against the evil government in his time!
Re: The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by ILoveDemMANNA: 9:04am On Oct 25, 2020
God is good

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Re: The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by ILoveDemMANNA: 9:05am On Oct 25, 2020
Are there any Nigerians put there who haven't faced police brutality and harassment before?

If there are some, maybe like 5% of the people.
I thank God there will be a reform soonest.
Re: The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by ALCOHOLKILLS(m): 9:05am On Oct 25, 2020
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Re: The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by Brokeronline: 9:05am On Oct 25, 2020
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Re: The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by Nobody: 9:05am On Oct 25, 2020

It was after I had just began preaching the Gospel of the kingdom of God with my megaphone on the streets, sometime in 2003, as I had often done since the beginning of that year.

While I strongly condemn police brutality, preaching in such a manner on the street is all wrong. Causing noise pollution, constituting a public nuisance on the street in the guise of "preaching" is absolutely wrong and should be condemned by all..

I know I will be attacked by those who have vowed to always oppose me and my opinion, but it won't stop me from speaking the bitter truth.



And this took place as far back as 2003 during the tenure of Obasanjo to show that police brutality didn't begin today or with this government as some think, but has been here for a long time. It's only gotten worse over time.

Pastor is right here. Police brutality and other vices didn't start with President Mohammadu Buhari. But the clowns wanted Buhari to resign. It's well.

May God bless Nigeria.
Happy Sunday to all..

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Re: The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by Franchise21(m): 9:05am On Oct 25, 2020
OK
Re: The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by Bloghomies(m): 9:05am On Oct 25, 2020
In as much as there is freedom of expression and worship, what I don't condone is waking people very early in the morning all in the name of morning cry.

If every religion should adopt the Christian's way of propagating their religion, I doubt if Christians will be happy with the development.

Imagine been waked up as early as 4 am with words like: "repent and follow Allah, or you'll go to hell".

The noise and public nuisance are appalling, and I hope you guys learn. You have your religion, I have mine. Let's respect each other's beliefs without wanting to convert the other.

There is no RIGHT religion out there, it's all about FAITH and TOLERANCE!

'Religion is indeed the opium of the masses'

Thank you!

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Re: The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by Nobody: 9:06am On Oct 25, 2020
I CAN REMEMBER AFTER ONE OF THEM SLAPPED ME , I TURNED THE OTHER CHEEK FOR HIM , BUT HE REJECTED THE OFFER AND STILL SLAPPED ME ON THE SAME CHEEK

Maybe he got scared that he might receive an unseen slap from anywhere and everywhere..

One decision I made early in life was.
NO MATTER THE SITUATION, I WILL ALWAYS DO GOOD AND NEVER EVER HURT ANYONE, NO MATTER THE SITUATION..
This decision is a very dicey one cos have met myself in situations that warrant me to take revenge but I let it slide... This resolution has saved me from so many dicey situations too and have made me receive some unwarranted favor

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Re: The Day I Faced Police Brutality For Preaching The Gospel On The Street Of Abuja by Mayng01(m): 9:06am On Oct 25, 2020
Will they ever change?

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