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Nigeria: Man electrocuted while trying to steal transformer cables

It was gathered that a young man whose identify is yet unknown got electrocuted while trying to steal transformer cables in Gombe State.

Jos Electricity Distribution Company, JEDC spokesperson — Adakole Elijah who confirmed the horror incident said a vandal was electrocuted and died instantly while carrying out vandalism at Labour 1 Distribution Transformer of Tumfure 11 kv  feeder.

According to him, the incident was reported to the nearest police station and subsequently, the policemen brought down the deceased who has not been identified.

Elijah appealed to residents to always be vigilant and report any suspected cases of vandalism while urging those into vandalism to jettison the acts in view of the danger it posed to them and the communities.

He also urged JEDC to mount security lights at the transformer site to help residents to stop illegal activities around the transformer.

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