After weeping over Southern Kaduna killings, Apostle Suleman urges victims to defend themselves

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The General Overseer, Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, says victims of violence in the volatile Southern Kaduna should not hesitate to defend themselves against aggressors.

He stated this in a tweet on Wednesday, two days after he admitted weeping while watching a video of the killings in the area.

No fewer than 63 persons have reportedly died in the orgy of violence that has enveloped the area in the past few weeks.

Suleman warned the victims against engaging in violence, saying it was illegal and immoral to do.

However, quoting a Biblical text, Suleman said that God was totally in support of defending one’s self against killers.

He added that the right of self-defence was equally enshrined in the constitution.

Suleman wrote, “My brethren in southern Kaduna, pls don’t go after anyone…live in peace. but when your life is on the line, defend it. the bible encourages us to fight for our wives, daughters, sons and houses.(Nehemiah 4.14). besides, self defence is enshrined in the constitution…”

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Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has deployed Special Forces to combat the bloodletting that has become a daily occurrence in the troubled region.

Governor Nasir el-Rufai stated this Tuesday in an address at a security meeting held at the Government House, Kaduna.

Stating that his administration has done everything within its constitutional powers to bring an end to the killings, he noted,

“We answered the decade old demand for a permanent military base by working with the Federal Government to deploy a forward operating base of the Nigerian Army in Kafanchan. Our government purchased an estate to provide accommodation for a permanent mobile police squadron in the area. Also, deployed in area are troops from Operation Safe Haven and Nigerian Army Special Forces, complemented by two mobile police squadrons,’’ el-Rufai stated.

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