My invitation by DSS ludicrous, an after thought – Apostle Suleman

The General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has been summoned by the Department of State Services to appear at its Headquarters in Abuja.
Suleman is scheduled to visit the DSS on Monday.
The development was confirmed by the spokesman of the cleric, Phrank Shaibu, on Saturday, just as Suleman issued a statement denying that he hates Muslims and Fulanis.
The Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, had last week foiled an attempt by the DSS to arrest Suleman in his hotel room at Ado-Ekiti, where he had gone for a crusade.
Shaibu said on Saturday: “Yes, I can confirm to you that he (Suleman) was officially invited and as a law-abiding citizen, he will honour the DSS invitation on Monday.
“The invitation, though ludicrous and an afterthought, is a welcome development.”
Suleman in a statement on Saturday equally said: “I have friends as Fulanis. I have members as Fulanis in our northern churches.
“I have a driver who drives me whenever I am in Lagos, he is a Muslim. He has been driving me for years till date.
“I have bought him two cars as well. If I am not tolerant, a Muslim should not be driving me.
“I discovered that the Chief Security Officer (of our church) was also a Muslim. Yes, he was a Muslim supervising the security unit our church.
“Funny enough, majority of my callers on this issue have been Muslims; they have re-echoed what I said on the tape and do not hold contrary views about it.”
Suleman said killings by herdsmen must be tackled collectively to save the nation, adding that many of them were carrying out too many nefarious activities.
He said: “I do not have issues with the Fulani people; I have seen and read of some good people from there. I have also seen extremely nice Muslims.
“For example, the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi is a Fulani man and also a Muslim. There was a church that was destroyed in his province, he personally rebuilt it.
“The Fulani people who are very enlightened understand the intricacies in this matter and most of them have been speaking with me.
“Whereas the herdsmen who are the perpetrators of this evil are happy with these developments because it has become a religious problem and this is part of my anger.
“There are still real Fulani herdsmen who are nomads and still taking care of their cattle everywhere.
“They carry sticks around. But these particular (killer) herdsmen carry guns, sophisticated weapons and the likes.
“I have made it clear that my anger is with the Fulani herdsmen and my point is; that no one should lay down to be killed by these people. Only cowards do that.
“And I stand my ground that the herdsmen who are killing should be dealt with.”