The General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has claimed that Fulani herdsmen have sponsors. This was contained in his sermon preached on Sunday, 14th January 2018. In the video, an evidently angry Suleman spoke about the killings in Benue state and the federal government’s nonchalant attitude to the crisis. “When something happens once, it can be termed an accident. When it happens twice, it can be seen as a coincidence.
“When it happens thrice, it is a program. When it happens a fourth time, it is an agenda. It happens a fifth time, it definitely has sponsors,” he said. The cleric ended the sermon by leading his church members in a series of violent prayers against the sponsors of the Benue killings.