The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has condemned the attack on the Founder of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman by gunmen.
In a statement via his verified Twitter handle on Monday, Obi described the attack as saddening, noting that it underlines the level of insecurity in Nigeria.
Obi wrote, “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. -PO.”
Gunmen had on Friday attacked the convoy of Apostle Suleman, along Benin–Auchi Road, Edo State.
Three police officers and four others were killed in the attack.