At least seven people were killed on Friday as unknown gunmen attacked the convoy of the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman.
At least three of his police orderlies and four yet-to-be-identified persons. were brutally murdered during what appeared to be an assassination statement on the controversial cleric on Warake road in Auchi, Edo State.
Gory videos of the attack have since gone viral on social media.
Meanwhile, Apostle Johnson Suleman who was said to have just returned to the country from a trip to Tanzania reportedly escaped the assassination attempt by a whisker.
Confirming the attack, Suleman’s lawyer, Samuel Amune, told The PUNCH that the cleric just returned from a program in Tanzania.
He said, “He was returning from a journey and he had almost on the shores of Auchi when some assassins attacked him. Three of his police orderlies, among others died. He travelled before and just finished a program in Tanzania.
“He was returning to Auchi when the gunmen attacked him along Sabingida down to Warake area, and Auchi shares direct boundary with Warake. So, he had passed Warake and was entering the boundaries of Auchi when the attack happened.”