Cardinal John Onaiyekan, the Archbishop of Abuja, Nigeria, was shot at by gunmen while travelling in Edo state last week. The cardinal, and those in the vehicle with him, were not injured in the incident that occurred on Friday. It is currently unclear who carried out the attack.
According to the Daily Trust website, the vehicle that the cardinal was travelling is was attacked by gunmen as he was returning from Benin, where he attended the 10-year anniversary of the enthronement of Bishop Augustine Akubueze.
The driver said the cardinal was asleep when the attack began.“I saw a big pothole and decided to slow down the vehicle. I would have passed the spot with speed but because the cardinal was sleeping, I decided to slow down the vehicle so not to wake him up,” he said.