Johnson Suleman, the general overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries International, has spoken on the recent attack on a convoy in which he was travelling.
On Friday, gunmen had opened fire on his convoy in Auchi area of Edo state.
Several persons — including three police officers — were confirmed dead after the attack.
Speaking on the incident in a video posted on his Facebook page on Friday night, Suleman said seven people died in the attack.
Describing the incident as an “assassination attempt”, he expressed sadness over those that were killed, but said the gunmen will “reap the seed they sow”.
He also also alluded to “certain things” happening since 2017, which appeared to be a reference to the various sex scandals involving him.
“Since 2017, there are certain things that have been happening that I have been quiet about. Even if you’re the most careless person on earth, you will not give yourself to so much scandals. There are things people don’t know, even though one or two people, along the line, took advantage of that to just come out and say one or two things,” he said.
“But the reason I’m coming out to speak now is because they’ve done all that and discovered that I’m still moving on. They’ve decided to make attempt on my life.
“I just escaped an assassination attempt where seven people were killed. My car was attacked — [they] opened fire on my car, and kept spraying it with bullets. My wife and my kids were there. The escort car, with some police, they killed the policeman, they killed the other people in the other escort car and the buses with us. Seven people — we were all moving in a convoy — were killed.
“People who did this are expecting me to come out, mention their names, so that they will come out and deny. I won’t do that. But the truth of the matter is this: you can’t kill me. My life is in the hand of God. I am a man of God.
“And those who are among those that are attacking me, you are building on what you don’t understand. You may have joined the fora because you want to chase clout, but you don’t know where the fight started from. There are things you don’t understand; you don’t have an idea of the beginning of what happened in 2017 — the people who are behind it. You may come and you are doing your own thing, but it is beyond what you are thinking.
“I am alive. For those who have been calling and all that, I am well; the family is fine. I feel bad for the lives that have been taken. We are mourning but Jesus is Lord. And for all those who they killed, may their souls rest in peace.
“And for the young men who open fire and keep wasting people, I won’t take your life. But the seed that you sow, you will reap it. I want Nigerians to know that a coordinated lie swallows an uncoordinated truth. With time, the truth will come out.”
Just in: Apostle Johnson suleman just escaped assassination. The assassin killed some policemen and some of his entourage.
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— R O T I M I (@Rotimi_4G) October 21, 2022
@APOSTLESULEMAN Brethren, Apostle Johnson Suleman just got of the phone with me now.
Assassin's this afternoon
Sadly his 7 members were all gone down
May God rest Thier soul pic.twitter.com/oACqPd9yDr
— Dickson Omodiale Osajie, CPP®: (@iamoodickson) October 21, 2022