Electricity cable vandal electrocuted in Kaduna

An unidentified middle aged man was electrocuted at the early hours of Sunday, while trying to vandalize power supply installation at Accra Crescent by LEA primary school, Unguwan Rimi, Kaduna.

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

Mr. Gidado said “the said vandal was unknown to us. I urge the law enforcement agencies to step-up patrol as the community has suffered from the activities of vandals lately.”

Witnesses also said the late vandal 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, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, while confirming the incident, appealed to the customers of the company to be more vigilant and report to the police any suspicious movement around power supply installations especially in the night.

“The activities of these hoodlums is causing set back to the company’s effort at providing steady power supply to its customers,” he said.

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

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