Gunmen on Friday attacked the convoy of one of Nigeria’s popular clerics identified as Apostle Johnson Suleman, the nauseating attack took non less than seven lives, including three police officers attached to his convoy.
Footage currently trending on social media revealed the moment the man of God said, “You can’t kill me, my life is in the hands of God, I’m a man of God.”- Apostle Suleman speaks on surviving an assassination attempt.
According to Mr Suleman’s lawyer, Samuel Amune, said the cleric escaped death by a whisker.
The paper attack took place in Auchi area of Edo State, South-south Nigeria, while Mr Suleman was heading to an unidentified location, hours after returning from a trip to Tanzania.
The police spokesperson in Edo State, Chuidi Nwabuzor, has confirmed the attack, according to the Punch.
He confirmed the killing of Mr Suleman’s drivers and the police officers who were his orderlies.
One of the gunmen was shot dead during the attack, according to the police spokesperson.
Mr Nwabuzor said the police were searching for Mr Suleman’s domestic worker, who is apparently missing after the attack.
The deadly attack on the cleric’s convoy highlights the prevalent security challenges in Nigeria. There has been an increase in such attacks in different parts of the country.
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