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A motor mechanic, Saleem Salihu, was fatally shot by unidentified attackers after he had been invited to repair a vehicle in Abuja.


The tragic incident occurred in the Abaji Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. According to a family member of the deceased, known simply as Shuaibu, Saleem was killed on the evening of Saturday, September 16, 2023. The incident took place behind the Bulet Construction Company’s yard in Naharati, along the Abuja-Lokoja highway.

Shuaibu recounted that Saleem had received an invitation to repair a vehicle and had driven to the specified location. However, upon his arrival, he was immediately shot and killed.

He shared, “It was when he didn’t return home promptly that we went to his workshop to check on him. We were informed that an individual had called him on the phone, asking him to come and repair a car behind the Bullet Construction Company’s yard.”

Shuaibu further explained that the family waited until 10 pm before mobilizing local vigilantes to the scene. There, they found Saleem lying in a pool of blood and promptly alerted the police.

In a grievous turn of events, the assailants also made off with the mechanic’s phone.

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