According to reports, a primary six pupil identified as Bello Salisu, of Morawa Primary School in Morawa village, Batagarawa Local Government Area of Katsina State – was hit by a stray bullet allegedly fired by operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service on Friday.
The incident was said to have happened along Katsina–Kano road when the customs operatives shooting sporadically were allegedly chasing smugglers conveying rice and second-hand clothes in a J5 bus.
Salisu was hit by the stray bullets and sustained injuries on his hand, around his shoulder and neck.
Salisu, who spoke to journalists from his hospital bed in the accident and emergency area of the General Hospital, Katsina said they were on break when they heard gunshots and ran to see what happened when he was hit by the bullets from the Customs officers.
Principal Personnel Officer of the Batagarawa Local Government Education Authority, Aminu Bello, expressed dismay over the incident which he said calls for urgent intervention by the government to avert recurrence.