Gunmen suspected to be assassins on Friday attacked the convoy of the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman.
Naija News reported that the incident happened along the Benin Auchi Road, Edo State.
A further report had it that the attack led to the death of seven people, including three police officers.
The legal adviser to the Ministry, Sam Amune while confirming the incident to Vanguard claimed that it was a case of the assassination attempt.
According to Amune, Apostle Suleman’s children were with him in his car when the incident happened.
Amune expressed sadness over the people that lost their lives in the attack.
Narrating the incident he said, “I think it is a case of an assassination attempt because the assailants who were in an Avalon and Sienna vehicles stopped other vehicles to reach Apostle Suleman’s convoy and they did not take anybody, the people just stopped and watched the drama unfolded.
“He just finished a programme in Tanzania the day before yesterday and flew to Lagos and then to Benin where his family joined him. His children normally drive in a separate vehicle but this time they drove with their father while other domestic staff drove in their vehicle. He barely escaped death but the others were not lucky, three orderlies who normally drive directly behind him and then the next vehicle were not lucky.
“It is very unfortunate to lose those lives”