Bauchi - Tragedy occurred on Sallah day in Bauchi when a policeman on special duty knocked his head against a barrier meant to restrict heavy trucks from plying a road, and died.
The policeman, Corporal Solomon Paul, attached to Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit, Bauchi Police Command, became unconscious and later died at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital (ATBU-TH) Bauchi.
Confirming the incident, Bauchi State Police Command’s spokesman, DSP Haruna Mohammed, described it as “tragic”.
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“On the 17/7/2015 at about 09:00hrs, The Bauchi State Police Command lost one F/N 499348 PC Solomon Paul, attached to Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit, Bauchi.
“The incident occurred when the victim brought his head out of the roof of a moving patrol vehicle while on special duty.
“As a result, he hit the overhead barrier meant to restrict heavy trucks from plying the road, and became unconscious.
“He was rushed to ATBU Teaching Hospital, Bauchi , for treatment but was later certified dead by a medical doctor while on admission,” he said.