By Amos Tauna
Kaduna (Nigeria) – Executive Director, Voice of Northern Christian Movement, Pastor Kallamu Musa Ali Dikwa, has urged Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari to quickly intervene in the arrest of one Mr. Simput Eagles Dafup by the operatives of the Department of State Security Services.
The said Dafup was being alleged to have converted a Muslim girl to Christianity in Plateau state.
Pastor Dikwa who spoke to newsmen in Kaduna, northwest Nigeria on Thursday noted that the controversy trailing the alleged conversion of a Muslim girl to Christianity if not handled maturely could result to a face off between followers of the two religions.
He explained, “Nigeria security has declared war against Christians in this country. Simput Eagles Dafup taken away from his house in Jos on Monday, 8th January, 2018 by DSS men for alleged preaching and converting Miss Nabila Umar Sanda Galadima, the Galadima Biu Emirate Council in Borno State.
“Muslims have abducted 100 Christian girls under the age of 18 and forcefully converted them to lslam and we have reported to security agencies severally but no arrest was made or return of Christian girls to their parents.
“We have 3 Court cases of abduction of Christian girls and we have even gone to Court to appeal in Jos, Plateau State and the Judge has passed judgment directing Bauchi State Commissioner of Justice and Commissioner of Police to return the girls to their parents but Bauchi State government and Nigeria Police neglected the Court order.”
He noted that the case of Nabila Umar who he explained is above 18 years should be handled diligently in order to avoid any break down of law and order.
He lamented, “The abduction of Christian girls have continued unabated. Such scenarios are serious cases of injustice against Christians in the country, and the perpetrators have often gone Scott free.”
“The DSS is trying to manipulate the case to defend themselves that the case is a kidnapped one. On Tuesday, 16th January, 2018, the DSS invited me to their office in Abuja headquarters and pleaded with me that l should not go to the press, they were going to release Engr. Simput Eagles Dafup on 17th January, 2018, as l am talking to you, they have not release him.
“Miss Nabila Umar Sanda hired a taxi from Abuja to Jos and how can someone that hired taxi to traveled and meet Engr. Simput Eagles Dafup in Jos become a kidnapper? The taxi driver that she hired to Jos from Abuja, Mr. Daniel Hassan, was also arrested with Engr. Simput Eagles Dafup.
“DSS have no case because the arrest is illegal. No written report or petition on kidnap of Miss Nabila Umar to the office of DSS. No any report or announcement whether in print, social or electronic media that Nabila Umar was kidnapped but they are just trying to manipulate the case.”
Speaking on the Fulani herdsmen crisis in some parts of the country, he noted, “l also see the planned grazing Colonies being contemplated by the Federal Government of Nigeria as a subtle ploy to legitimate and settle foreign Fulani herdsmen for reasons best known to them.
“We have and had always have indigenous Fulanis who were never as vicious and so daring as these murderers. When did the population of the Fulani herdsmen grow so much to the point of scampering for space to graze Cattle, given the huge expanse of grass land in Nigeria.
“Why is the government paying special attention to this source of livelihood which is purely individualistic?”