Gunmen Attack Apostle Suleman’s Convoy, Many Feared Killed (Graphic Pictures/Videos)
Gunmen allegedly killed seven people, including three police officers, when they attacked Apostle Johnson Suleman’s convoy on Friday on the Benin Auchi Road in Edo State.
According to the PUNCH, Suleman had just returned from a foreign trip and was on his way to a destination in Edo State when gunmen attacked his convoy in the Auchi area of the state.
During the attack, gunmen allegedly opened fire on his convoy, killing three of his police orderlies and four other unidentified people.
Watch Video of the attack and see his reaction below;
Suleman’s lawyer, Samuel Amune, confirmed the attack to our correspondent, saying the cleric had just returned from a program in Tanzania and had narrowly avoided death.
He said, “He was returning from a journey and he had almost gotten to the shores of Auchi when some assassins attacked him. Three of his police orderlies, among others, died. He traveled before and just finished a program in Tanzania day before yesterday.
“He was returning to Auchi when the gunmen attacked him along Sabingida down to Warake area, and Auchi shares a direct boundary with Warake. So, he had passed Warake and was entering the boundaries of Auchi when the attack happened.”
A security expert, Dickson Osajie, who condemned the lack of security in the state, said the attack happened in broad daylight.
He said, “They attacked him (Suleman); seven people including a policeman were killed. The country is not safe; our can people move around with guns at the express and they are not detected. It is a disturbing situation.”
Contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Chuidi Nwabuzor, said, “I just heard about it few seconds ago; but I cannot confirm yet. Let me hear from the Divisional Police Officer covering that area.”