The Christian Association of Nigerian (CAN), Edo State chapter has condemned the attack on the General Overseer, Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman by unknown gunmen which left seven security personnel dead.
Naija News recalls that the clergyman’s convoy was attacked on Friday evening on his way from Benin City to Auchi.
Speaking on the dire incident, the religious body said the attack on Suleman was also an attack on them.
CAN called for an immediate investigation into the incident to fish out the perpetrators and bring them to book.
In a statement signed by the Chairman of CAN in Edo state, Bishop (Dr) Oriname Oyonnude Kure, on Monday, 24th October, 2022, the association urged the general public not to undermine their civic responsibility of providing the police and other security agencies useful information for the preservation of security in the country in general.
The statement reads, “The Christian Association of Nigeria-CAN, Edo State, received with great shock and sadness the News of the Assassination attempt on the life of Apostle Johnson Suleman, the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries.
“Without any reservation and with all sense of responsibility, we vehemently condemn as reprehensible, the attempted assassination made on the man of God – Apostle Johnson Suleman – on Friday the 21st of October, 2022 by some unknown gunmen along Wareke Road, Auchi in Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State, which regrettably, led to the death of seven persons which included three (3) police officers attached to the clergyman in the line of duty.
“The Body of Christ in Edo State is sad indeed, and condemn in the strongest term this vicious attack on the man of God, wherein seven(7) human beings lost their lives. We are indeed very sad and we are in the state of mourning.”
Speaking further, the association sent its condolences to the families of the deceased and prayed that the almighty would comfort them.
They told the clergyman that any attack on him is also an attack on them.
Condemning the heinous incident, the body stated that prayers were being earnestly offered for the perpetrators to be found and face the Law.
“Apostle Johnson Suleman, We want to let You Know that “Any Attack Against You is An attack Against the Church”, and We are against this heinous and ungodly act by these assailants. We are Praying Vigorously that these Evil Men are found and are made to face the Law. We also Pray that this kind of thing does not happen again.
“The Lord God of Heaven be with you and your entire family. May God Almighty shield you from all evil, in your pursuit of your Divine Assignment and Mission of proclaiming the Gospel of Christ and the Good news of His Saving Grace to all mankind all over the Nations and Continents of the World.
“No man born of a woman in the entire known universe can uproot you ; and by the unfailing mercy and Grace of the Most High God, you shall be indestructible In the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ, Amen!, the statement added.