Nigerians have continued to react to the arrest of a 13-year old boy, who reportedly killed two bandits in Katsina State. Police arrested the boy identified as Abdulkarim Mati for killing two bandits with an AK-47 rifle.
On how he killed the bandits, EveryEvery.ng gathered that Mati was an errand boy for Ardo Nashaware, a bandit chief, who lives in Birnin Magaji, in Zamfara State.
According to Gambo Isah, the Katsina state police command’s spokesperson, the minor fled the forest where he allegedly killed the bandits, and officers later arrested him at his hideout.
Boy Kill Bandits In Katsina
Mati explained that bandits kidnapped him from his parents under the pretence of assisting in the rearing of cows for his masters. Meanwhile, the boy claimed that the bandits trained him to use AK-47 weapons and guard abducted victims in the forest.
He also 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. In addition, the boy demonstrated skills in handling AK-47.
You will recall that President Muhammadu Buhari recently issued fresh orders to the Military and Nigerian Police Force section to carry out a ruthless attack on bandits terrorising parts of the country.
Buhari pointed that regions like the North-Central and North-West have been heavily hit by the bandits and would require the swift intervention of security agencies to restore calm in those areas.
Buhari gave the instructions during a live television interview session in Lagos State while identifying the chaos caused by mischief-makers in different segments of the aforementioned geopolitical zones.
He noted that the activities of bandits had caused rural farmers and others into similar forms of agro-business to abandon plantations. At the same time, a few numbers of them resort to negotiating with those terrorising to gain access to their farmlands.