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Reps Member slapped,punched by angry youths in Niger State
Speaker House of Reps: Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara

Reps Member slapped,punched by angry youths in Niger State

Hon. Salihu Adamu, representing Bosso and Paiko federal constituencies of Niger State in the House of Representatives, has been beaten into a coma by aggrieved youths in his constituency.

The lawmaker had driven into one of the villages in his constituency for a political meeting when he was attacked.

After the attack, the lawmaker was initially rushed to a private hospital, following the injuries he sustained in the attack, but was later transferred to another hospital in Kaduna for further treatment.

The PUNCH newspaper report that the lawmaker’s vehicle was damaged by the angry youths. It was learnt that some sympathisers called the police when the youths were attacking the lawmaker. Policemen who swooped on the area saved the politician from being lynched, PUNCH reports.

The youths accused Mr. Adamu of not attending political meetings since he was elected about two years ago. A source told PUNCH that the youths told the lawmaker to leave the venue of the meeting, saying they would attack him if he did not.

“One of the youths slapped him while another hit him in the stomach. This made him to fall. It later became a free-for-all as every youth there tried to beat him,” a source said.

The Niger state Police Command Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, confirmed the incident, saying “it was a politically motivated attack,” Elkana said, adding that three suspects had been arrested in connection with the incident. The police spokesman also confirmed that the lawmaker was admitted to a private hospital in Minna before being moved to Kaduna.

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