Information reaching ViewPointNigeria indicates that operatives of the Department for Security Services (DSS) have this evening swooped-on and tried to arrest Prophet Isa El-Buba, founder of the Evangelical Bible Outreach Ministries International (EBOMI) –head quartered in Jos, Plateau state.
It was unclear why men of the DSS have sought to arrest Rev. El-Buba, but many have linked the arrest to a recent fiery message which went viral on social media, where the Prophet made clear that Nigerians must vote out President Muhammadu Buhari for injustices meted out to Nigerians etc. Others have however said, his arrest was related to his execution of certain contracts during the last PDP administration of Governor Jonah Jang in Plateau state.
An eye-witness who spoke to ViewPointNigeria narrated that at approximately 7pm in this evening Monday 15th January 2018, several clean-cut and well-dressed gentlemen bursted into the church premises requesting to see the Prophet for prayers. On being ushered by other pastors to another room for prayers, they confirmed that they weren’t indeed there for prayers but to arrest the Prophet and they quickly made way to his office.
However, on learning this, 40 youths at the church premises quickly gathered and created a barricade.
The DSS officials in the church quickly beckoned on their colleagues who were waiting in 3 hilux vans outside for re-enforcement, but the youths stood their ground.
As the ongoing melee was going on, a call came through, indicating that another set of DSS staff had already arrived the Prophet’s house and put in on lock down.
At the time of filing this report, the DSS operatives at the church premises tried to no avail to arrest the prophet and had just left –albeit, they left a standing order that the Prophet reports to their office tomorrow at 7:30 am unfailingly.
The prophet though was not arrested.
Below: Hilux truck of the DSS operatives
Below: Youths in the church who prevented the DSS from arresting the Prophet
Below: Church members look on
Below: Hilux van of the DSS operatives
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