[Opinion]: Attack On Apostle Suleman, My Take On Christian Leaders By Femi Oyewale

“Turning and turning in the widening gyre

The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere

The ceremony of innocence is drowned;

The best lack all conviction, while the worst

Are full of passionate intensity”

 

 

 

 

It’s no longer news that the shepherd in charge of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman escaped an assassination attempt on his life on Friday afternoon which sadly left seven innocent lives dead along Benin-Auchi road. My fear is that when attackers no longer respect the “anointing’ or ‘oil’ on religious leaders ( be it Muslims or Christians) in a nation, such a country is heading toward anarchy.

 

 

 

Sadly, this attack on Apostle Suleman has once again revealed the cracks, disunity, selfishness, and hypocrisy in Christendom in Nigeria. I give it to my Muslim brothers, by now they would have issued statements standing by their own, condemning the attack and giving an ultimatum to security operatives to investigate, expose and arrest the perpetrators and their sponsors…

 

 

 

Sadly, till now I have not seen any comment or statement openly by any Christian association or leadership over this barbaric act. My concern is not majorly about the Apostle who survived the ordeal because as a man of God I am sure he is always ready for the uneventful, but the unlucky seven souls and the psychological trauma of the Apostle’s family members who according to some reports were with him in the car.

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However, I might be wrong this time or maybe I am in a rush. Still, time will tell to see the reactions of Christian leaders and their association on the spate of insecurities plaguing this country which sadly almost claimed one of their very own, Apostle Suleman.

 

 

However, I will give it to the security operatives who responded swiftly to the attacks which according to reports led to the death or arrest of one of the perpetrators. Nonetheless, until we begin to focus attention on the security sectors, and pump more money into the branding, upgrading, and acquisition of the latest software on security rather than on politics and politicians, the falcon won’t be able to hear the falconer, things will fall apart and the center won’t be able to hold it again.

 

Femi Oyewale is the publisher of Sahara Weekly Magazine and Sahara online and President of the National Association of Online Security Reporters (NAOSRE)

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