DSS invitation in order, says Suleman

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President, Omega Fire Ministry, Apostle Johnson Suleiman addressing journalists  on his way to honour an invitation of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja …yesterday. PHOTO: LUCY LADIDI ELUKPO.
The President, Omega FireMinistries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has said that his invitation by the Department of State Services (DSS) is in order.
Suleman said this while briefing newsmen in Abuja yesterday.“I presume the right thing was done. They have been in touch with me to come and that is why I am in Abuja, so that I can see them,” he said.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), he said his recent statement was based on information from a reliable source that herdsmen were coming to attack him. 
He said that he stood by his statement on self defence.

Suleman had told his supporters at a religious crusade in Ekiti recently to defend themselves if they were attacked by herdsmen.Security around the former State House Annex office of the Department of State Services (DSS), Abuja was beefed up yesterday.
As at 11:30 am yesterday, there was no sign of the Apostle entering the DSS office, but unconfirmed sources said he was already inside, having been picked from a location into the office in a different vehicle.
Though the DSS Spokesman, Tony Opiuyo, has remained inaccessible nor issued a statement to the effect, a source familiar with the Service told The Guardian that the pastor had answered the invitation as requested and is cooperating with interrogators.
rity presence, the source said “it was to forestall any act that would lead to a breakdown of law and order, because we gathered that some misguided elements were at the Unity fountain in Maitama to rent a crowd to foment
trouble.’’
Annex office of the Department of State Services(DSS), Abuja was beefed up yesterday.From the entrance of the Maitama Avenue through the Circular Road that encloses the Three Arms Zone, armed stern-looking soldiers, policemen and masked DSS operatives lined the streets
The Omega Fire founder Apostle Johnson Suleiman was formally invited to the DSS headquarters to answer questions bothering on alleged inciting
instructions he gave to his congregation during a church service that suggests ethno-religious intolerance.
As at 11:30 am yesterday, there was no sign of the Apostle entering the DSS office, but unconfirmed sources said he was already inside, picked from a location into the office in a different vehicle.
Though the DSS Spokesman, Tony Opiuyo, has remained inaccessible nor has he issued a statement to the effect, a source familiar with the Service told
The Guardian that the pastor had answered the invitation as requested and is cooperating with interrogators.
Asked why the heavy security presence, the source said “it was to forestall any act that would lead to a breakdown of law and order, because we gathered that some misguided elements were at the Unity fountain in Maitama to rent a crowd to forment
trouble.’’
Source: News

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