The convoy of Apostle Suleman was attacked by unknown gunmen on Friday evening, October 21, 2022, in Auchi, Edo State.
The attack in Edo saw three policemen and four others confirmed de@d.
Apostle Johnson Suleman, the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, came under attack while returning from a program in Tanzania to a destination in the state.
According to reports gathered from the cleric’s lawyer, Samuel Amune, the attack happened along Sabongida down to the Warake axis and Auchi shares a boundary with Warake.
“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”
In a video shared by the Apostle Suleman on Twitter after the incident, he confirmed the a$$assination attempt on his life with seven persons confirmed dead.
The cleric went on to suggest that he knew his attackers but would not mention their names.
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 k!lled the police; they k!lled the other people on the other escort car and the buses with us. Seven people moving in the convoy were k!lled.
“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 k!ll me, my life is in the hand of God, I’m a man of God.’’