An unidentified middle aged man was electrocuted early Sunday morning while trying to steal electric cable at a power supply installation in Kaduna.
The traditional ruler of the area, Dan Iyar Unguwar Rimi, Alhaji Muhammad Gidado, confirmed the incident that happened at Accra Crescent by LEA Primary School, Unguwar Rimi. Gidado explained that the deceased tried to steal the 150mm four core up-riser cable at the distribution sub-station along Accra Crescent but got electrocuted instead.
Gidado said that the corpse of the man was evacuated from the scene by the police from Unguwar Rimi Division.
He urged law enforcement agencies to step-up patrol as the community has suffered from the activities of vandals lately stealing cable and other electrical equipments.
The Head, Corporate Communications of Kaduna Electric, the operator of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, Mr Abdulazeez Abdullahi, appealed to customers of the company to be more vigilant and report suspicious activities around power supply installations to the police.
He warned criminals to desist from damaging or removing power supply equipment as the consequence could be very tragic.