A stray bullet allegedly fired by men of Nigeria Custom’s Federal Operation Unit ‘FOU’ has killed a business man in Daddara village in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina state.
The deceased, Amiru Abdullahi got hit by the stray bullet as custom officers in a hot pursuit of a rice smuggler began to fire shots sporadically in the village.
The incidence which happened at about 6.20pm led to pandemonium in the village as residents flee for safety. Many others are said to have sustained various degrees of injuries as result of the invasion.
It was gathered that the customs stormed the village in two vehicles, a Hilux Van and a Jeep usually used by the FOU team leader and apprehended the said vehicle conveying the rice after the smuggler was said to have abandoned it and took to his heels.
Eye witnesses say after the commotion had died down the victim was uncovered and later rushed to General Hospital Katsina were he died few hours after and has since been buried.
Sources confided in our reporter that the palace of the Emir of Katsina has already step into the matter and had summoned the controller of the command, Comptroller Olusemire Kayode to get their views on the incidence.
However, when contacted the spokesman of the command, Duniya Peters said, the command is yet to get an official report of the allegation.