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Man electrocuted trying to steal transformer cables

A yet-to-be-identified middle-aged man was electrocuted while attempting to steal transformer cables in the premises of the Niger State Printing Press in Minna.

The man was said to have jumped through the fence to gain access to the printing press and had succeeded in cutting the ammo cable before he was electrocuted.

The deceased was found dead this morning inside the transformer by security men of the state printing press, holding two of the wires suspected to have electrocuted him.

The security men who discovered him had to call officials of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) who took him away.

The Head of the Legal Unit at the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Aminu Ubandoma said that the company had been receiving several reports of transformer vandalism, saying they are working with security agencies to reduce the rate of vandalism on electricity infrastructure across the state.

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