Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministry on Friday evening escaped death through the help of his bullet proof vehicle.
Apostle Johnson Suleman came under attack around 5 pm at Warake road at Auchi, in the Etsako Wtest Local Government Area of Edo State.
At least seven people were killed including security operatives and domestic sides, after the assassins laid ambush on the convoy of the Apostle, while he was returning from Benin City with his wife and children.
Graphic videos posted online showed the deceased lying on the floor and inside the vehicles in a pool of their blood.
Another video shows bullet hole signs in the car in the bullet proof SUV jeep, conveying Apostle Johnson Suleman, wife and children.
Apostle Johnson Suleman and family escaped the attack but over 5 Policemen together with a civilian (Male) and a little girl early had claimed to be the daughter of Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministries were gruesomely murdered in cold blood at the Water Tanker Junction, Warrake Road, Auchi.
It was gathered that the assassins also came in with an ash Siena vehicle without number plates, waited several hours for the homecoming Apostle Johnson Suleman convoy.
The assassins blocked the road with two vehicles, and opened fire at the homecoming convoy of Apostle Johnson Suleman who has been away from the country.
We learnt that residents and other road users in the area were in shock as they scampered for safety on the realization that the vehicle that had since parked by Water Tanker Junction was bearing heavily armed gunmen.
The assassins, after shooting sporadically for minutes, collected the rifles of the slain Policemen and sped off through the Warrake part of the road in escape.