The Edo State police command has confirmed the attack on the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman on Friday.
Naija News had earlier reported that gunmen suspected to be assassins attacked Apostle Suleman along the Benin Auchi Road, Edo State.
The attack on the convoy of the cleric led to the death of seven people, including three police officers.
The incident was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer of Edo State Command, Chidi Nwabuzor.
Nwabuzor disclosed that two drivers of Apostle Suleman, three policemen and one female house help were killed in the attack.
According to Nwabuzor, upon alarm raised moved to the scene of the incident and gunned down one of the hoodlums and recovered one of the vehicles used.
He further stated, “He was attacked by hoodlums yet unknown at about 5 pm (1700 hours). He was attacked at home.
“As we speak, two of his drivers were murdered, three policemen murdered, one female househelp murdered, one missing.
“Upon alarm raised, police moved to the scene, gunned down one of the hoodlums and recovered one of the vehicles used.
“Currently, Apostle Suleiman is safe and sound”