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Presidency Tells CAN - Why Haven't You Condemned Apostle Suleman's Hate Speech


The presidency has taken shots at the Christian Association of Nigeria asking why they haven't condemed apostle Suleman's call for church members to attack Fulani's who step near his church.
A senior official in the presidency who pleaded not to be quoted on record, said:

 “The decision of the DSS to invite the said preacher for talks this week over the statements he is reported to have made is in clear demonstration of the agency’s duty that does not require any kind of presidential directive as is being speculated on the social media.
“Anyone, especially leaders, who engage in such questionable conduct, ought to at least be asked a few questions. We just hope religious leaders will also at least call on the said pastor to behave in a Christ-like manner.”
“Yes, we understand the emotional reactions arising from a breakout of violence and day-in day-out the government is dealing with the situation. Perpetrators of violence are being arrested, and we don’t need a religious leader calling for more violence,” the official added.
Apostle Suleman was quoted as saying
“any Fulani herdsman you see around you, kill him. I have told them in the church here, that any Fulani herdsman that just entered by mistake, kill him, kill him. Cut his head. If they are busy killing christians over there and nothing is happening, we will kill them and nothing will happen.”
According to the official, who asked for anonymity,
 “Is CAN, aware of this kind of statement. Is it in line with Christian conduct? Why haven’t there been a condemnation of this kind of criminal conduct. There is some understandable outrage about cases of violence in Southern Kaduna, yet this, coming from a religious leader is certainly even more outrageous.”
He noted that the Buhari administration fought Boko Haram which was advocating violence and calling for the scraping of Nigeria’s secularity.
He said the administration would eventually get to the root cause of Southern Kaduna violence as well.
“But we need patience and little time to get to the bottom ow,”

he added.

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