Gunmen on Friday evening attacked the convoy of Apostle Johnson Suleman, killing no fewer than six people.
The cleric is the Senior Pastor and General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries (OFM) International.
According to report, the gunmen ambushed his motorcade on Warake road in Auchi, Edo State.
At least four policemen, one driver and a lady are confirmed dead.
Gory videos of the attack and bodies are circulating on the internet.
A Twitter user, @iamoodickson wrote: “Apostle Johnson Suleman just got off the phone with me now.
He escaped Assassins this afternoon. Sadly his 7 members were all gunned down.”
The incident occurred barely six weeks after the convoy of Anambra Senator Andy Ubah came under fire.
Some of the security officers guarding him and two aides died of bullet wounds.