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    Posted June 6, 2014 by
    Jos, Nigeria, Nigeria

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    Man Electrocuted Attempting to Steal Power Cables in Nigeria

    Nigerian Police authorities have confirmed the electrocution of a man allegedly attempting to steal power cables in Jos the Plateau State capital, Friday.

    State Police Public Relations Officer, Felicia Anslem who confirmed the incident however could not disclose any details saying that investigations into the incident were still on.

    The incident which took place in the early hours of the day in Dadin Kowa, south of the city center attracted large crowds of people who gathered to catch a sight of the corpse as it hung unattended on the pole for hours.

    As at the time of this report, no one was able to identify the suspect who died with a pair of barb wire cutters hung on the pole beside him.

    The Nigerian Minister of State for Power, Mohammed Wakil had two days before the incident raised an alarm that vandalisation of power infrastructure in the country had resulted in interrupted supply of electricity in some areas.

    The last time a related incident was recorded in Nigeria was in February this year when a teenager was killed by electric current while attempting to vandalise a Transformer belonging to the Power Holdings Company of Nigeria (PHCN).
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