A member of the House of Representatives, Abdullahi Salame, on Friday narrated how he shot and killed a suspected armed robber during an attack on his residence in Sokoto.


Mr Salame, who represents Gwadabawa and Illela federal constituency, said he killed one of the suspected robbers, who invaded his home.


The lawmaker spoke with reporters in Sokoto and also posted pictures from the incident on the social media.


He said he was attacked by the suspected robbers at his Bado residence.


“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.


Mr Salame is a member of the All Progressives Congress. He is the Chairman, house committee on poverty alleviation.


He was the Speaker of Sokoto State House of Assembly from 2007 to 2011.


Meanwhile, the police spokesperson in Sokoto, Muhammad Sadiq, confirmed the incident to reporters. He said “the police reacted swiftly to help foil the attack”.


“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 in the statement.


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


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