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Apostle Johnson Suleman, the President of the Omega Fire Ministries worldwide, was on Friday attacked along the Benin-Auchi road, Edo State by yet-to-be-identified gunmen.
The gunmen killed three police officers and four others during the attack.
Reports say the clergy returned from a trip to Tanzania and was on his way to a function when gunmen raided his convoy.
The attack was confirmed by Samuel Amune, Suleman’s lawyer, in an interaction with Punch, noting that the Apostle just returned from Tanzania and narrowly escaped death, alongside his family.
He said, “He was returning from a journey when some assassins attacked him. Three of his police orderlies, among others, died. He was returning to Auchi when the gunmen attacked him along Sabongida down to the Warake axis and Auchi shares a boundary with Warake. He had passed Warake and was entering the boundaries of Auchi when the attack happened.”
Reacting to the development in a video shared on microblogging platform Twitter on Friday, Suleman said he was in the convoy with his wife and kids, noting that they were unhurt.
He said, “My car was attacked; they opened fire on my car and kept spraying bullets, my wife and kids were in the escort car in the front. They killed the police; they killed the other people on the other escort car and the buses with us. Seven people moving in the convoy were killed.
“People who did this are expecting me to come out and mention their names so they can come out and deny, I won’t do that. The truth of the matter is, you can’t kill me, my life is in the hand of God, I’m a man of God.’’