Lawmaker kills suspected armed robber


A member of the House of Representatives, Abdullahi Salame, has narrated the robbery incident at his house in Sokoto during which he shot and killed one of the armed robbers.

Premium Times reported that the lawmaker representing Gwadabawa and Illela federal constituency shared pictures to prove the robbery attack.

“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.

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One of the pictures shared by Salame shows how the door to his house was broken. Another one shows a blood-stained faze cap, a dagger and a club.

The report has been confirmed by the police spokesperson in Sokoto, Muhammad Sadiq, who said, “the police reacted swiftly to help foil the attack”.

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“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,” he said in a statement.

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