No fewer than seven persons, including four policemen, were killed when gunmen attacked the convoy of Apostle Johnson Suleman, the founder of Omega Fire Ministries,
According to available information, the attack was carried out along Benin Auchi Road, Edo State, on Friday.
Sources told this newspaper that a lady was among the seven persons shot dead.
Suleman was said to have returned from a crusade in Tanzania shortly before he was attacked around Auchi, his base in Edo State.
His lawyer, Samuel Amune, confirmed the development to this newspaper.
Amune said: “He was returning from a journey and he had almost gotten on the shores of Auchi when some assassins attacked him.
“Four 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.”