Apostle Johnson Suleiman of The Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide was is in Ado Ekiti for a crusade.
The fiery pastor had said he received intelligence report that some Fulani herdsmen were about to [neutralize] him.
The cleric claimed he received the threats severally to which he told his aides to [neutralize] any Fulani that gets close to him.
Aside from this, the cleric has been a vocal critic of the Buhari administration and Governor El Rufai.
During the wee hours of yesterday, DSS operatives laid siege on the preacher’s hotel.
They had waited for him to arrive there from the day’s program, which was attended by Fayose.
The fiery cleric was alleged to have preached against alleged plots to Islamize Nigeria.
He had told members of his church in Auchi, Edo State to fight back should they be attacked by herdsmen.
He allegedly told his followers to fight if they remain unprotected from the marauders and kill them should they enter their church.
The Pastor had been in Ado Ekiti for a two-day crusade and was allegedly trailed after paying a courtesy visit to the governor Fayose.
The state agents were said to have attempted to forcefully take the preacher from his hotel room in the Adebayo area.
They were resisted by the security men at the hotel, who insisted on knowing their mission.
The Pastor was alerted and he called on Governor Fayose.
Fayose descended on the venue with his supporters to prevent the DSS operatives from taking the preacher away.
Fayose took the Pastor with him from the hotel for safety.
He later returned and engaged them in a verbal altercation on the propriety of their mission.
According to Apostle Suleman: “I came to Ado Ekiti for a crusade.
“But I had a premonition that I was being trailed after I preached that Christians should retaliate any attack by Fulani herdsmen.
“These Fulani headmen have turned many Christians to orphans and widowers but the time has come to protect ourselves.
“I received several calls from hidden numbers trying to locate where I was.
“I had warned my security not to allow any Fulani man to come near me.
“So when the men of DSS came in the middle of the night, I knew their mission.
“I had to call the Governor because if they arrest me, they will set this country on fire.”