Unknown gunmen on Friday attacked a convoy of the Founder of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleiman in Edo state.
Afrika Eyes gathered that the attack was carried out along Benin Auchi Road, while seven persons were shot dead.
Although details of the attack are still sketchy, some of Apostle Suleman’s aides were killed during the attack, according to reports.
It was learnt that Suleman was returning from a foreign trip when the gunmen attacked his convoy along the Benin-Auchi road.
One of his lawyer, Samuel Amune, confirmed the development to The PUNCH.
Mr Amune 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.”