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.
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.
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.