The convoy of the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman has been attacked by armed gunmen along the Benin Auchi Road, Edo State.
According to reports, the clergyman was returning from a trip when the gunmen opened fire on his convoy killing seven persons including three policemen.
Suleman’s lawyer, Samuel Amune, who confirmed the attack to the Punch, said that the cleric just returned from a programme abroad, adding that he escaped death by a whisker.
He said, “He was returning from a journey and he had almost gotten 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 programme in Tanzania day before yesterday.
“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.”