From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
A yet to be identified middle aged man has been electrocuted while trying to vandalize power supply equipment belonging to Kaduna Electric at Samari Distribution sub-station Unguwan Yelwa, Television, Chikun local government Area of kaduna state
A resident of the area who identified himself as Mr. Simon Dogo disclosed that the incident occurred at about 4:00am on yesterday, when the victim attempted to remove cable in the Distribution sub-station.
‘’He succeeded in removing one of the armored cables; perhaps it was in an attempt to remove the second and the third one that he met his untimely death’’, Mr. Simon stated.
When our correspondent visited the scene, the lifeless body of the suspected vandal was seen lying on the ground with injuries on his head and face.
It will be recalled, that the neighbouring Shamaki Distributionu sub-station in the same community was also vandalized a day earlier obviously by the same syndicate.
The Head, Corporate Communication of Kaduna Electric, Abdulazeez Abdullahi lamented the increasing rate of vandalism of power supply assets lately and called on communities on the southern parts of Kaduna metropolis to be more vigilant.
According to him, about ten distribution sub-stations were vandalized in the last one month in Barnawa Area office of the Company alone.
“We appeal to our customers, most especially Communities in the southern flank of the metropolis and vigilante groups to be more vigilant as there appears to be a syndicate operating around Barnawa, Narayi, Sabon Tasha, Television, as well as Kachia-Kafanchan axis,” he stated.