The convoy of popular cleric, Apostle Johnson Suleman has been attacked by gunmen on Friday evening, according to an online platform in Nigeria, as of filing this report, no fewer than four policemen, one driver and a lady are confirmed dead.
Suleman returned from a foreign trip and was heading to a destination in Edo State when the gunmen attacked.
In an event that shocked Nigerians, some unknown gunmen on Friday, October 21, attacked the convoy of Apostle Johnson Suleman. The gunmen reportedly killed seven persons including three policemen.
Punch Newspaper reports that Suleman returned from a foreign trip and was heading to a destination in Edo state when the gunmen attacked his convoy around the Auchi area of the state.
The news outlet reports that Suleman’s lawyer, Samuel Amune, who confirmed the attack said the cleric just returned from a programme in Tanzania, 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.”
The attack came hours after the cleric asked on Twitter: “Who is God to you?” He said to him: “God is my way maker, my bridge over troubled waters, the one that lays his chambers upon the waters, walks on the wings of the wind as a chariot, stretches forth heaven as a curtain.”