Gunmen Ambush Apostle Suleman’s Convoy, Killing Three Police Officers And Four Others.
On Friday, armed men allegedly killed seven people, including three police officers, when they opened fire on Apostle Johnson Suleman’s vehicle along the Benin Auchi Road in the Edo State.
The PUNCH learned that Suleman had just returned from a trip abroad and was traveling through Edo State when gunmen ambushed his convoy near the Auchi region of the state.
Three of his police orderlies and four other unidentified victims were allegedly killed when the attackers opened fire on his convoy during the raid.
The incident was confirmed to our correspondent by Suleman’s attorney, Samuel Amune, who added that the cleric had recently returned from a program in Tanzania and narrowly avoided death.
He explained, “He was coming back from a journey and was just about to reach the shores of Auchi when he was accosted by some assassins.
Among others, three of his police officers died.
He had previously traveled, and the day before yesterday, he had recently finished a program in Tanzania.
He was on his way back to Auchi when the gunmen ambushed him along Sabingida down to the Warake area; Auchi and Warake share a direct border.
He had so passed Warake and was now approaching Auchi’s borders when the attack occurred.
The incident, according to security expert Dickson Osajie, who criticized the state’s lack of security, took place in broad daylight.
Seven individuals, including a policeman, were slain in the attack on Suleman, he claimed.
it allows people to carry weapons openly.
The nation is not secure since armed individuals can roam the country without being seen. The situation is alarming.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Chuidi Nwabuzor, responded when contacted, saying, “I just learned about it a few seconds ago; nevertheless, I cannot confirm just now.
I’d like to hear from the divisional policeman responsible for that region.