Four police officers, a male civilian, and a young girl who many believe to be the daughter of Omega Fire Ministries’ Apostle Johnson Suleman were brutally killed in cold blood on Friday at Water Tanker Junction, Warrake Road, Auchi.
According to reports, the incident happened at around 5 o’clock when a group of unknown shooters opened fire on Apostle Johnson Suleman’s homecoming procession from abroad.
An eyewitness account reveals that the gunmen who came in a ash Sienna vehicle opened fire on the convoy leading to the deflation of his vehicle’s tires.
Although the vehicles were able to coast to safety leaving his security personnel badly mutilated from the bullets of the suspected kidnappers who set out to abduct him.
Residents were reported to have fled the area in fear after realizing the car that had been parked by Water Tanker Junction was actually carrying a number of heavily armed assailants.
Another witness claimed that after minutes of intermittent shooting, the assailants gathered the guns belonging to the dead police officers and fled through the Warrake section of the road.
However, the police and army officers intervened to assuage the fears of the terrified citizens, assuring them of their safety as investigations are anticipated to begin in order to bring the culprits to justice.