The Katsina State Police Command has set up a 5-man panel to unravel circumstances surrounding the incident and fish out perpetrators of the act leading to the alleged Custom officer’s stray bullet which hit a primary six pupil, Bello Salisu, Vanguard reports.
The Command’s Spokesman, DSP Gambo Isah who disclosed this to newsmen in the state said the Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Wakili set up the panel which has it head as the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of CID, DCP Adamu Zakari.
It would be recalled that last week Friday a custom officer’s stray bullets allegedly hit a primary six pupil, Bello Salisu of Morawa primary school, a government owned school situated in Morawa village in Dandagoro along Kano – Katsina road.
It was gathered that the incident happened when the custom operatives were chasing smugglers conveying Rice and Second hand clothes in a J-5 and allegedly shooting sporadically.
The pupil, little Bello Salisu was hit by the stray bullets and sustained injuries on his hand, around his shoulder and neck.
DSP Isah said the panel was expected to submit it report in one week.
According to him, “we are on top of the matter, the Katsina State has formed a Special Panel of 5-man under the leadership of the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of CID, DCP Adamu Zakari.
“They were given one week to submit their report to the command.
“We are having good cooperation with the custom officers,” DSP Isah said.
Meanwhile, information gathered by our reporter reveals that little Bello is responding to treatment at the Federal Medical Centre in Katsina.