House of Reps member shoots suspected armed robber dead
The Chairman, House of Representatives’ committee on poverty alleviation Abdullahi Salame has narrated how he shot and killed a suspected armed robber during an attack on his residence in Sokoto.
Salame, who represents Gwadabawa and Illela federal constituency narrated the incident to journalists on Friday and also posted pictures from the incident on social media.
“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,” he said.
Salame is a member of the All Progressives Congress. He was the speaker of Sokoto State House of Assembly from 2007 to 2011.
Meanwhile, Sokoto police spokesperson Muhammad Sadiq confirmed the incident in a statement.
“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,” Mr Sadiq said.
He urged Sokoto residents to help the police with useful information “to speed up the arrest of the perpetrators and aid police investigation.”