Drama has just unfolded in Ado Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State where Apostle Johnson Suleman, the general overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries was being held hostage in his hotel by operatives of the Nigerian secret police, the State Security Services, SSS, also known as DSS.
Apostle Suleman, a vocal critic of the Muhammadu Buhari’s regime’s handling of the Fulani herdsmen militia killings in the country, was holding a two-day crusade in Ado Ekiti, when news began to spread that the DSS planned to pick him up at the crusade ground.
When the cleric returned to his room at Midas Hotel, after ministering at the event, men of the DSS arrived in three Hilux vans and laid siege on the hotel with the intent of leaving with the prominent Christian cleric.
According to Lere Olayinka, a media aide to Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, the governor “stormed Midas Hotel to rescue Apostle Johnson Suleman who was to be arrested by the DSS for speaking against Fulani herdsmen killing in Nigeria”.
“Armed men of the DSS came in three Hilux vans and were laying siege on the hotel before the governor stormed the hotel,” he continued.
“Governor Fayose drove himself to the hotel and moved the man of God to the Government House.”
Fayose arrived at the hotel at about 1am on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.