On Tuesday in Jos, the capital of Plateau State, youths numbering over 100 stopped the Department of State Services (DSS) from arresting the General Overseer of the Evangelical Outreach Ministries International, Pastor Isa El-Buba.
The DSS had accused the preacher of delivering an inciting sermon in which he reportedly urged Christians to use their voter cards to vote out wickedness in government.
The city of Jos was allegedly in panic as the DSS came in their number to apprehend the preacher.
According to reports, the DSS laid siege to the church till 11:30pm on Monday, but were prevented from arresting El-Buba by the youths.
The preacher in an interview also confirmed the incident.
“What transpired was that the DSS invaded my houses and my church premises and wanted to have me on Monday night. They came in their number, including a Deputy Director to arrest me in connection with the cross-over night broadcast I made to Nigerians.
“I stand by my words. I am neither scared nor intimidated by their invasion. Why should I be scared when I am saying the truth? Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin brings reproach. I said in my broadcast that the unrighteousness in Nigeria will not do any one of use any good and I stand by it.
“This is because our generation and generations yet unborn will suffer if we refuse to do the right thing. Nigeria is a great nation, but we must uphold righteousness to be able to stand among great nations. So, I have just said that the right thing should be done in our nation and I do not have anything against anyone.”