2 killed as House of Reps candidate escapes assassination in Kaduna [PHOTOS]


Suleiman Tambaya, the Labour Party House of Representatives candidate for Lere Federal Constituency in Kaduna State for the 2023 election, has escaped an assassination attempt.

POLITICS NIGERIA learned that gunmen invaded Tambaya’s residence at Gure village in Lere Local Government Area (LGA) of the state on Friday night, killing two persons.

The attack happened while the House of Representatives candidate was not at home.

Narrating his ordeal on Saturday, Tambaya said that for divine intervention and the prompt response from the members of the community, police officers and local vigilante members, it would have been a “different story.”

“I was planning to go home on Friday but I spoke to our governorship candidate and he asked me to come and see him. That was when I diverted and came to Kaduna.

“At about 10:00 pm on Friday, some seven armed men came to my house in the village (Gure), asking about my whereabouts and that they said I am supposed to be home.

“Some young men in my house were able to escape and raised an alarm; members of the community came and the vigilante too came out and confronted them. But unfortunately, in the process, gunmen killed two of our boys.

“You know the community has vigilante team and immediately they responded but in the process, the gunmen shot two of our boys. One of the boys died on the spot while the other one died at the hospital.

“We reported the case to the Divisional Police Officer and he promptly mobilise personnel to the scene of the incident,” Tambaya said.

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