Governor Ayodele Fayose has cautioned the FG to be mindful on how it handles issues bordering on religion in the country.
Fayose said religious crisis can throw any nation into confusion.
Fayose was reacting to DSS’ botched attempt to arrest Apostle Johnson Suleiman of The Omega Fire Ministries in Ado Ekiti.
“If FG had acted swiftly when herdsmen were on rampage, like it acted on Apostle Suleiman’s case, so many lives would have been saved.”
“Apostle Johnson Suleiman openly condemned the slaying of Nigerians across the country.
“He went on to say that Christians should rise and defend themselves if the FG will not defend them.
“The next thing that happened was the DSS moved swiftly to arrest him.
“DSS should run after those herdsmen that have slain over 3,000 Nigerians in just one year.
“Rather, the DSS opted to arrest a man of God, who merely expressed his frustration on the inability of Nigeria to protect its citizens.
“Or who should be arrested between those killer herdsmen and Apostle Suleiman.
“We were all in this country when cattle breeders openly said over 1,000 Agatu people of Benue State were slain because over 10,000 cows were slain.
“We were also told that the Southern Kaduna genocide was as a result of the slaying of cows.
“Up till today, none of those cattle breeders have been arrested.
“I stand for Nigeria and its people, not for any religion.
“It is my position that rights of all Nigerians must be respected and protected.
“I personally attended his crusade. The man of God, who is armless, should have been invited if they have any issue against him.
“Are Christians and Moslems under a different dispensation of the rule of law? That’s why I went there to rescue him.
“Let them [neutralize] two of us together. But when they saw my vehicles and the crowd, they fled.
“This is unacceptable, we are in a democracy.
“Nigerians should warn the Presidency against putting this country on fire because religion is an emotional thing.”