The Kastina State police command has arrested a 13-year-old boy, Abdulkareem Mati who allegedly killed two bandits and fled the forest where he was kept.
According to reports gathered, the 13-year-old boy ran away from the bandits after he killed two of them for bullying him and was later found and arrested by the Katsina police command with the alleged AK-47 used in the crime.
The boy disclosed that he was taken away from his parents by the bandits, pointing out that the bandits told him and his parents that he was going to be working for their boss in the forest.
His duty was to assist in the rearing of cows for the bandits’ leader named Ardo Nashaware, who resides in Birnin Magaji forest in Zamfara State. So, when they got to Birnin Magaji forest. They gave him an AK-47 instead of cows as promised and began to teach him how to operate the rifle and other weapons given to him. He was also instructed to look after their kidnapped victims.
When contacted on phone, the Katsina State Police Public Relations Officer, Gambo Isah, confirmed the report.
According to the police spokesman, the boy demonstrated skills in handling AK- 47 and confessed to have been bullied by some elderly bandits, who provoked him, and as a result, picked an AK- 47 rifle and shot dead two of the elderly bandits.