A middle-aged Bauchi man and a father of four, Yusuf Haladu, who lost one of his hands after an alleged encounter with a police unit, Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in Bauchi is calling for public support to enable him to meet up with his fatherly role of providing for his family.
Haladu told Vanguard how he left his house on a fateful Sunday morning three months ago in search of his daily bread on his motorcycle when he suddenly felt something hit him from the back which made him bled profusely and lost consciousness.
He said that he was helped to the hospital by some good samaritans who were returning from church service and spent three months receiving treatment at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) where, eventually, his hand was amputated.
“On that fateful Sunday, I came out of my house around 11 am in Baraya quarters Bauchi to look for what my family will eat. I was going to where I was working because I am a labourer. On my way there, I picked up a stranded woman who was going the same way I was headed at Angwan Borehole, Yelwa.
“Suddenly, I felt something hit me from behind, which I later discovered was a police van belonging to the Rapid Response Squad of the Nigeria Police, Bauchi. A viral video taken by a good samaritan showed everything that happened that day.