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You Can’t Kill Me, My Life Is In God’s Hands – Apostle Suleman Says On Assassination Attempt On His Life

Apostle Johnson Suleman, the president of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, has spoken out about the gunmen who ambushed his convoy on Friday along the Benin-Auchi Road in Edo State, resulting in the deaths of three policemen and four other people.

Earlier, SaharaReporters claimed that an unidentified group of gunmen ambushed the convoy and were ostensibly going after the cleric, but the cleric narrowly avoided death.

The cleric’s convoy was targeted by the gunmen as it was en route to a location in the state after returning from a foreign trip, according to information received.

The cleric had recently returned from a seminar in Tanzania, according to Suleman’s attorney Samuel Amune, who confirmed the attack.

He said, “He was returning from a journey when some assassins attacked him. Three of his police orderlies, among others, died. He was returning to Auchi when the gunmen attacked him along Sabongida down to the Warake axis and Auchi shares a boundary with Warake. He had passed Warake and was entering the boundaries of Auchi when the attack happened.”

Suleman responded to the event in a video that was shared on his Twitter account on Friday. He said that he narrowly survived an attempt on his life and that the attack claimed the lives of seven people.

He said, “My car was attacked; they opened fire on my car and kept spraying bullets, my wife and kids were in the escort car in the front. They killed the police; they killed the other people in the other escort car and the buses with us. Seven people moving in the convoy were killed.

“People who did this are expecting me to come out and mention their names so they can come out and deny it, I won’t do that. The truth of the matter is, you can’t kill me, my life is in the hand of God, I’m a man of God.”



Commenting on the incident, a security expert, Dickson Osajie, condemned the lack of security in the state, especially as the attack happened in broad daylight.

He said, “They attacked him (Suleman); seven people were killed. The country is not safe. How can people move around with guns on the expressway and they are not detected? It is a disturbing situation.”

The state police spokesperson, Chidi Nwabuzor, was contacted for comment and confirmed the attack.

He said that six people, including police officers and Suleman’s drivers, were killed, and he added that searches were still being made for the domestic helper of the cleric.

Nwabuzor stated, “The attack is confirmed. It was done around 5 pm in Auchi. They traveled from Benin and were already at Auchi when they were given a hot chase and surprisingly they (hoodlums) shot at their vehicles. Three policemen were murdered; two of his drivers were killed; one domestic female worker was killed and they are still searching for the other domestic female worker. As we speak, Apostle Johnson Suleman is safe. One of the hoodlums was gunned down and one of the vehicles was recovered.”

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