House of Reps. member narrowly escape death after aggrieved youths beat him to pulp in Niger State

Hon. Salihu Shadafu Adamu, a House of Representatives member representing the Bosso/Paiko federal constituency in Niger State narrowly escaped death on Monday, April 3, when aggrieved youths in his constituency beat him to a point of coma.

The federal lawmaker, who sustained serious injuries was admitted at a private medical hospital in the Tunga area of the state capital before being taken for further medical attention in Kaduna State. The vehicle in which he was travelling was also damaged by the youths.
It took the intervention of men of the Niger State Police Command which was invited by some good Samaritans several minutes to save the lawmaker from the clutches of his attackers.

It was gathered tha the lawmaker had driven into one of the villages in his constituencies to attend a political meeting. However, the youths who were said to have been angry because the lawmaker had failed to visit them since he was elected almost two years ago, advised him to leave but he ignored the them.

“One of the youths first slapped him, another hit him in the stomach making him to fall to the ground,” an eyewitness said. “It then became a free for all as every youth there tried to take their pound of flesh from the politician.

The spokesperson for Niger State State Police Police Command, Bala Elkana, who confirmed the story said it was a “politically-motivated attack,” Elkana said, adding that three suspects had been arrested in connection with the incident.

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