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Protesters who wore Buhari-must-go T-shirts to a Sunday service at the Dunamis Gospel Church Headquarters in Lugbe, Abuja, have been arrested and reportedly handed over to the Department of State Services DSS.
According to political activist and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, “Security men at the Dunamis Church have arrested activists wearing #BuhariMustGo T-shirts to their church service; church security later handed them over to DSS officials, who are currently torturing them. I thought Pastor Dr Paul Enenche was also preaching about justice! The five activists were driven away in a DSS Hilux van and two power bikes. Shame in the house of God.”
A church official who spoke anonymously to PUNCH Newspaper, while confirming the incident, said “Those people sneaked into the church; I used the word sneaked, because the church was not aware of their intention, no department in the church knew anything.
“They even came out for the altar call and before you know it, we saw that they had Buhari-must-go T-shirts and they were recording people, making it seem as if the church planned the protest.
“We had to hand them over to security operatives, because we believe in three things. It is either they were sent in by agencies to make sure that the church is at loggerheads with the government or either make it seem like the church sponsored the protest.
“Third is even if they have a genuine protest, the church is not the right place to go. If there is a problem in the country, the duty of the church is to pray that God help our leaders. We have handed them over to the authorities for investigations.” he further stated.
As at the time of filing this report, there has been no official statement from the senior pastor of the church or the DSS about the incident.