The representative of Bosso and Paiko federal constituencies of Niger state in the House of Representatives, Salihu Adamu, has been beaten into a coma by aggrieved youths in his constituency.
The Punch reports that the federal lawmaker was pounced on by the youths for not attending political meetings since he was elected about two years ago.
NAIJ reports that when Adamu decided to finally attend one of the political meetings in a village in his constituency, it became another thing. The moment he drove in, the youths warned him to leave the meeting venue as they will attack him if he does 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 lawmaker would have been lynched if not for the intervention of the police who were called on by passersby. His car was also damaged by the angry youths.
It was gathered that the federal lawmaker was initially rushed to a private hospital, following the injuries he sustained in the attack. Adamu was later transferred to another hospital in Kaduna for further treatment.
The state police command public relations officer, Bala Elkana, confirmed the incident, saying it was a politically motivated attack and about three suspects have been arrested.