Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen on Friday attacked the convoy of the Senior Pastor and the General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, in Edo State.
SaharaReporters gathered that three police escorts were killed with three others.
Suleman’s lawyer, Samuel Amune, who confirmed the attack to The Punch, said the cleric just returned from a program in Tanzania, adding that he escaped death by a whisker.
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.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Chuidi Nwabuzor, also confirmed the attack to The Punch.
He said six persons including policemen and Suleman’s drivers were killed, adding that efforts were on to locate the whereabouts of a domestic staff.
He also noted that one of the assailants was gunned down during the attack.
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