Rep member overpowered armed robbers, kill one in Sokot


A House of Representatives member, Abdullahi Balarabe Salame, said he overpowered gang of armed robbers that attacked his residence and killed one of them.

The lawmaker representing Gwadabawa/Illela federal constituency, said he injured many of the assailants.

Narrating the incident, Salame said the gunmen broke into his home located at Bado area of Sokoto on Friday.

“It was on Friday when the armed robbers attack my house in Sokoto. But, by Allah’s powers, I was able to shoot and kill one, and injured some of them”, he said.

Daily Telescope reports that the lawmakers was in good mood with sign of trauma.

The Police Spokesman, Sokoto State Police Command, ASP Muhammad Sadiq, said the robbery attempt was foiled by the swift response of the joint metropolitan Police Patrol.

He said the command has already launched investigation into matter and detectives are on the trail of the gang members.

Sadiq also appealed to sokoto residents to provide the command with useful information for the speedy investigation and arrest of the perpetrators.

He also advised the residents to report any suspicious person or movement that could led to break down of law and order in their immediate environment.

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