A police Corporal was, yesterday, beaten
to coma by four soldiers in Bauchi State following a
minor misunderstanding between the army and the
police in the state.
The policeman, Abbas Haladu was said to have
met the soldiers who barricaded the entrance
leading to the Emir’s palace near the Roundabout
at about 7am when they descended on him,
beating him mercilessly.
We gathered that Haladu’s left hand was
reportedly broken by the soldiers allegedly led by a
According to sources,the soldiers had barricaded
the road at about 8pm on Tuesday as a security
measure to forestall any breakdown of law and
order. It was learnt that Cpl Haladu who was in
mufti was stopped from going to the Emir’s palace
where he was posted to commence duty for the
Trouble started for the corporal when he was
asked by the soldiers to identify himself which he
did, but the soldiers on duty who were already
reportedly angry insisted that he would not pass
through the barricade to the Emir’s palace.
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