A member of the Federal House of Representatives representing Kazaure/Roni/Gwiwa/Yankwashi federal constituency in Jigawa state, Mohammed Gudaji Kazaure is currently hospitalised.
According to The Whistle, the House of Reps member accidentally shot himself on the foot while fidgeting with his pistol.
Kazaure was visited by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara.
The incident was said to have happened on Sunday, May 8 in his private residence in Kano state. Kazaure’s cocked pistol accidentally went off and hit his foot in the process.
A source close to the lawmaker said the bullet damaged Kazaure’s three toes, but they were removed at an Abuja hospital. The lawmaker is said to be receiving medical attention at the moment in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Efforts to verify the authenticity of the story proved abortive as most journalists covering the lower house said they were not aware of the story.
A video of Kazaure granting an interview to a journalist went viral early this year after he used his head to describe Nigeria’s comatose economy.
The video catapulted the lawmaker’s popularity not only among his peers, but also the Nigerian public.