Police Beats Soldier For Not Wearing Face Mask

A soldier has been beaten up by a combined team of policemen and officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSDC) in Edo state for reportedly refusing to wear a face mask.

Reports had it that the incident occurred at the Lagos Street/Oba Market Street junction in downtown Benin.

The attack reportedly left the soldier wounded in the head.

A witness said the soldier who was in the company of his wife refused to wear face mask despite repeated calls by the police officers and NSCDC officials.

According to the witness, trouble began when one of the policemen pushed the soldier’s wife with a gun in a bid to make her wear the mask.

An argument was said to have ensued and later escalated when the policemen reportedly descended on the soldier and injured him on the head with the butt of the gun.

Some soldiers were said to have stormed the area for a reprisal attack, however, calm was restored after the intervention of top officers of the Nigerian Army and the state police command.

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