The Katsina police command have arrested a 13-year-old boy for killing two men suspected to be bandits in the state.
The police said the suspect, Abdulkarim Mati, was once an errand boy to a bandits’ leader, Ardo Nashaware, who resides in Birnin Magaji forest, Zamfara State.
According to reports, he fled the forest where he allegedly committed the act.
Spokesman for the Katsina police command, Gambo Isah, who confirmed the incident on Saturday, said officers recently arrested Mati from where he ran to after his escape from the forest.
Isah said the suspect confessed that he was taken away from his parents under the guise that he would assist in rearing cows for his masters, adding that instead, he was taught how to operate AK-47 rifles and serve as a guard for kidnap victims.
“The boy, who demonstrated skills in handling AK-47, 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,” the Police spokesman said.