Tragedy occurred on Sallah day in Bauchi State, when a policeman on special duty knocked his head against a barrier meant to restrict heavy trucks from plying a road, and died.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the policeman, Corporal Solomon Paul, attached to the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit, Bauchi Police Command, became unconscious and later died at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, Bauchi.
The Bauchi State Police Command’s spokesman, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident, described it as ‘tragic’.
He said, “On the July 17 (Friday), at about 9am, the Bauchi State Police Command lost one F/N 499348 PC Solomon Paul, attached to the 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.