Policeman: Adamu shot a 12-year-old Muhammad in the head

:::The Kano State Commissioner of Police,
Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the arrest of a
police sergeant for allegedly shooting a 12-
year-old boy in the head, the State Police
Command’s Deputy Public Relations Officer,
ASP Magaji Majiya, said in a statement on
According to the ASP, the incident happened
near the local government secretariat at
about 1 p.m. The victim, Hassan Muhammad,
died on his way to the hospital.
“Sgt. Laminu Adamu fired a shot and
critically injured one Hassan Muhammad, 12, a resident of Gwale quarters,” he said.
“After the incident, the policeman was disarmed and arrested, while the victim was rushed to
the Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital for treatment.
“We have assured the members of the family of the deceased that the process will be fair
and open, and that justice will be surely be done.”
The statement added that the commissioner had directed that the policeman, now in
detention, be taken for orderly room trial.
“After the orderly room trial, he will be charged to court, as the command will not condone
any act of negligence and indiscipline from its personnel,” it added.
The statement urged officers and men of the command to be highly professional and civil
while discharging their duties.
Meanwhile, the killing of Muhammed by the policeman triggered pandemonium and violent
protest in the area, with residents making an attempt to burn the divisional police office
located in the municipality. The attempt was, however, frustrated by the arrival of several
combat-ready personnel.:

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