General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman has warned that Nigeria was running out of time owing to the senseless killing of defenseless citizens by violent herdsmen across Nigeria.
Apostle Suleman, who was reacting to the reported killing of 120 persons in Jos South, Riyom and Barkin Ladi Local Government Areas of Plateau State by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen, said the culprits were determined to start an avoidable problem that will be irreversible – a crisis between Christians and Muslims.
“It is now very clear that under the watch of President Muhammadu Buhari, the herdsmen are pushing the country to the precipice and are desirous to start a war that will lead to the disintegration of Nigeria—a war between Christians and Muslims,” Apostle Suleiman said in a statement signed by his Communications Manager, Mr. Phrank Shaibu.
Suleman urged the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency put in place a programme that will disarm the killer herdsmen instead of using billions of tax payers’ money to establish ranches, which amount to creating safe havens for murderers.
“Why is the Federal Government establishing ranches for private citizens? Who is Buhari establishing ranches for? Ranches for men with assault rifles and inadvertently legalising murder?” Suleman queried.
He reiterated his warning that any attempt to massacre Christians in any part of Nigeria, will precipitate a crisis of epic proportion, the end of which no one can predict.
The statement, however, commended Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State whose quick intervention by way of declaration of dusk to dawn curfew averted what would have been a crisis of huge proportion.
It said the Muhammadu Buhari led All Progressive Congress (APC) led administration should forget re-election if the serious security problems currently confronting the nation are not addressed.
It called on security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators were caught and brought to justice, to prevent a reoccurrence.
Apostle Suleman prayed God to grant repose to the souls of the deceased and also grant members of their families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.