Customs Stray Bullet Injures Primary Six Pupil
Confirming the development to newsmen at the hospital, Asiya Abubakar, the Headmistress of Morawa Primary School, said the boy was hit by a stray bullet fired by officers of the Nigeria Customs Service pursuing rice smugglers, calling on government at all levels to put mechanism in motion stop ‘illegal killing and injuring of innocent persons’ in the state.
On his part, Aminu Bello, Principal Personnel Officer of Batagarawa Local Government Education Authority, who was also at the hospital, admonished the state government to put an end to what he described as “ frequent killing” of residents by Customs officers in the state.
His words, “We are not happy with this situation in the state. Government should come to our rescue because Customs officers are killing our people in the state and ensure that this scenario is stopped.”
“It was Customs officers that shot me when I was coming out from my school during break time to buy something by the roadside”.