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Man Electrocuted Vandalising Power Cable

By Mohammad Ibrahim

Kaduna (Nigeria) — An unidentified middle aged man was electrocuted at the early hours of sunday while trying to vandalise power supply installation in Unguwar Rimi of Kaduna.

The Dan Iyar Unguwar Rimi, Alhaji Muhammad Gidado who confirmed the incident disclosed that the corpse of the vandal was evacuated from the scene by the police from Unguwar Rimi Division.

According to him, the said vandal was unknown to them and urged the law enforcement agencies to step-up patrol as the community has suffered from the activities of vandals lately.

Investigation by AFRICA PRIME NEWS correspondent revealed that the late vandal tried to steal the 150mm four core up-riser cable at the Distribution sub-station when nemesis caught up with him.

 Head, Corporate Communications of Kaduna Electric, the operator of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, Abdulazeez Abdullahi appealed to customers of the Company to be more vigilant and report any suspicious movement around power supply installations especially in the night, stressing that the activities of hoodlums is causing set back to the company’s effort at providing steady power supply to its customers.

‪ Abdulazeez further warned criminal elements to desist from damaging and or removing power supply equipment as the consequence could be very tragic.‬

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