This morning as I was checking through my RSS feeds, I came across this interesting story from Nigeria. Not sure if this is a case of persecution or not. I would love to hear what you have to say. Please leave a comment and let’s chat.
Nigeria: Two Pastors Arrested For Cursing The Country's Leaders
2 October 2009
Lagos — THERE was a mild drama yesterday during Nigeria's 49th Independence anniversary celebration at the Eagles Square Abuja, when two men who claimed to be men of God walked to the podium with a Holy Bible to protest what they described as the continued misrule and insincerity of Nigerian leaders.
The duo swore with the Holy Bible, rained curses on Nigerian leaders, asking them to repent.
However, they were arrested and whisked away by security operatives in a car belonging to Abuja Crime Control Squad (ACCS), after interrogation.
The incident which occurred before the arrival of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister Sen. Adamu Aliero and his Minister of State, Chuka Odom was witnessed by some diplomats.
One of the suspects, John Gideon insisted that they received an inspiration from God to deliver the message to Nigerian leaders of the doom awaiting them, unless they repented.
The protesters walked straight the podium meant only for dignitaries, said some prayers, uttered abuses and then left the Bible on the podium.
They were arrested after they refused attempt by security operatives to force them to remove the Bible left on the podium. All efforts to trace their whereabouts proved abortive as no official of the administration nor the security team at the venue was willing to discuss the matter.
Daily Champion however, learnt that Gideon and his friend were taken to the FCT Police command for further interrogation.
Speaking exclusively to Daily Champion at Eagles Square, Gideon insisted that they had a message from God and unless the leadership of the country repented from its sinful ways, hell fire was their next destination.