Seven persons are feared dead after gunmen on Friday attacked the convoy of clergyman Apostle Johnson Suleman along the Benin-Auchi Road in Edo State.
Suleman’s lawyer, Samuel Amune, confirmed the attack, saying three police orderlies were among those killed. He said Suleman escaped death by a whisker.
“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,” Amune told PUNCH.
Suleman has a long-running battle with some entertainers over allegations of sexual misconduct.