Apostle Johnson Suleman had a close shave with death on Friday after his convoy was attacked by gunmen along the Benin Auchi Road, Edo State.
Suleman, who just returned from a foreign trip, was heading to a destination in Edo State when the gunmen ambushed his convoy around the Auchi area of the state.
During the attack, the gunmen reportedly opened fire at his convoy, allegedly killing three of his police orderlies and four other yet-to-be-identified persons.
Suleman’s lawyer, Samuel Amune, confirmed the attack.
He 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 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.”