By Suzan Edeh
Bauchi—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.
Vanguard gathered that Haladu’s left hand was reportedly broken by the soldiers allegedly led by a Sergeant.
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 day.
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.