Should anything happen to Apostle Suleiman, a Nigerian preacher who has been invited to appear before the secret police on Monday, for preaching against the killing of Christians in Southern Kaduna, violence would erupt there “like never before”, the youth warned the Federal Government on Sunday. Apostle Suleiman had called on Christians to defend themselves and kill their attackers.
The Southern Kaduna Youth Grassroots Movement, SKYGM, said it took the decision to launch deadly attacks should anything happen to Apostle Suleiman, after an emergency meeting it held on Sunday.
The youth warned the Federal Government and the Department of State Services that they would carry out attacks “like never witnessed before” in Kaduna and beyond, including blowing up facilities belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in Kaduna.
SKYGM president, Comrade Samuel Jirayi said it is no longer going to be “business as usual”.
“We will no longer fold our arms to be attacked by Hausa/Fulani Muslims anymore, our eyes are now open; ‘you Break my Egg, I Kill your Chicken’,” he said.
“We don’t need to remind people that there is NNPC in our region Sabo tasha, even though they are not producing, we may go ahead to blow it up in coordinated attack like the Niger Delta Militants”.
They said “Apostle Suleiman must not be detained by DSS, oppressed and intimidated like they are doing to El-Zakzaki”.
“It is clear to the world that the Federal Government does not want peace in Southern Kaduna, they will not protect our people and will not allow us defend ourselves, we are now aware of right to defend against, right to carry arms, and we shall now henceforth protect our people, and region against attacks.
“It is obvious that the Muhammadu Buhari administration cum mallam el-rufai has rather chosen to be nonchalant to protection of the minority and has deliberately decided to allow attacks on Southern Kaduna People,” the group said.