The tragic incident occurred in Abaji Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. A family member, known as Shuaibu, confirmed the grim event to the Daily Trust. On the evening of Saturday, September 16, 2023, around 9 pm, Saleem was gunned down behind the Bulet Construction Company’s yard along the Abuja-Lokoja highway.

According to Shuaibu, Saleem had been summoned to address a vehicle issue, prompting him to drive to the location. However, as soon as he arrived, he was ruthlessly shot and killed.

Shuaibu recounted the family’s concern when Saleem did not return home early. They subsequently went to his workshop to search for him, where they learned that an unknown individual had contacted him to come and repair a car behind Bullet Construction’s yard.

Desperate for answers, the family waited until 10 pm before enlisting the help of vigilantes, who accompanied them to the scene. There, they found Saleem lying in a pool of his own blood and promptly notified the police.

Tragically, the assailants had also made off with the mechanic’s phone during the deadly attack