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House of Reps member kills robber, injures others



A lawmaker, Abdullahi Salame has narrated how he killed a suspected armed robber who came to attack his residence in Sokoto state.

The House of Representatives member, said he was attacked on Friday, January 29 around 3am at his Bado residence in Sokoto metropolis.

Salame, who represents Gwadabawa/Illela federal constituency, shared photos of the foiled attack on social media and claimed that he killed one of the assailants.

Abdullahi Salame

“All thanks be to Almighty Allah. Today at about 3 a.m., I was attacked in my house in Sokoto by armed robbers but by Allah’s powers, I was able to shoot and kill one (robber) and injured some. I am grateful,” the lawmaker said.

Sokoto state Police spokesperson, Muhammad Sadiq, confirmed the incident.

Sadiq urged residents of the state to help the police with useful information “to speed up the arrest of the perpetrators and aid police investigation.”

He said, “The Sokoto State Police Command is aware of the attempted armed robbery incident at Bado Quarters area of Sokoto, which was thwarted by the swift response of the joint metropolitan police patrol.”

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