The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has condemned the recent attack on on the convoy of the Founder of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman.
In a statement via his verified Twitter handle on Monday, Obi described the attack as saddening.
The statement read, “The recent attack on the Founder of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Suleman, underscores the level of insecurity in our nation.
“Ugly acts like these are reported from different parts of the country on a daily basis, and it is saddening.
“Such acts of terrorism, violence, and criminality are highly condemnable. The high level of insecurity that has continued to plague our nation has continued to clog up the nation’s wheel of progress.
“I restate my commitment to the fight against insecurity as my first priority in governance when voted into power.
“I am saddened by the lives lost during the attack. One life lost to insecurity is one too many. I pray God to grant the victims eternal rest. May God also comfort the bereaved families.
“I call on the security agencies to fish out the perpetrators of such acts and bring them to book.”
It would be recalled that unknown gunmen on Friday attacked the convoy of Apostle Suleman, along Benin–Auchi Road, Edo State, killing three cops and four others.
It was gathered that the attacked occurred while the cleric was heading for a destination in the state, following the cleric’s return from a foreign trip.
It was also gathered that youths and members of a vigilance group in the state arrested one of the suspects alive and handed him over to the Divisional Police Officer in Auchi, Ayodele Suleiman, who allegedly shot the suspect dead.