Man Electrocuted While Trying to Steal Electric Cable in Kaduna.

A man was electrocuted while trying to steal electric cable at a power supply installation in Kaduna on Sunday, December 27. The incident happened at Accra Crescent by LEA Primary School, Unguwar Rimi.
The traditional ruler of the area, Dan Iyar Unguwar Rimi, Alhaji Muhammad Gidado, confirmed the incident to news men. According to him, the vandal was unknown to them in the area and urged law enforcement agencies to step-up patrol as the community has suffered from the activities of vandals lately.
Gidado explained that the deceased tried to steal the 150mm four core up-riser cable at the distribution sub-station along Accra Crescent when nemesis caught up with him. The Head, Corporate Communications of Kaduna Electric, the operator of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, Mr Abdulazeez Abdullahi, also confirmed the incident.

He appealed to customers of the company to be more vigilant and report suspicious movement around power supply installations to the police, especially in the night. Abdullahi lamented that the activities of these hoodlums was causing set back to the company’s effort at providing steady power supply to its customers.Gidado said that the corpse of the vandal was evacuated from the scene by the police from Unguwar Rimi Division.


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