Apostle Johnson Suleman, the founder of Omega Fire Ministries, has spoken on gunmen attack on his convoy in Edo State on Friday, stressing that though it was a direct shooting on his vehicle, he and his family escaped.
Ibomdailymail had earlier reported that seven persons, including four policemen, died in the attack.
According to available information, the attack was carried out along Benin Auchi Road, Edo State, on Friday.
Suleman was said to have returned from a crusade in Tanzania shortly before he was attacked around Auchi, his base in Edo State.
Speaking in a video seen by THE WITNESS, posted on the church’s television Facebook page on Friday night, Apostle Suleman said the attack was a direct shooting at him and his family but God saved them.
Speaking further, the cleric said: “Since 2017, there are certain things that have been happening that I have been quiet about. Even if you are the most careless person on earth, you will not give yourself to so much scandal. There are things people don’t know, even though, one or two people took advantage of it to say one or two things.
“They have done all that and they discovered I am still moving on, they decided to make an attempt on my life.
“I just escaped an assassination attempt where seven people were killed. They opened fire on my car, they kept spraying bullet on my car, my wife and my kids were there. People who did it expect me to come out and mention their names but I won’t do that. The truth is that you can’t kill me, my life is in the hands of God, I’m a man of God.
“Those who are among those attacking me, you are building on what you don’t understand. You may have joined in the fora but there are things you don’t understand.
“I’m alive, family is well for those who have been calling and I feel bad for the lives that have been taken; we are mourning but Jesus is Lord. For those they killed, may their souls rest in peace.
“For the young men who opened fire and keep wasting people, I won’t take your lives, but the seed that you sow, you will reap it.
“I want Nigerians to know that uncoordinated lie swallows an uncoordinated truth; with time, the truth will come out.”
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