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AEDC official stabbed to death, 2 others injured during disconnection duty in Abuja


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Electricity consumer has reportedly stabbed to death a staff of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, was s this afternoon in Kabusa village, Abuja.

Two of his colleagues were also stabbed too by the assailant.
It was gathered that the AEDC staff were on duty disconnecting light of those who haven’t paid their bills when a man attacked them from behind.

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The deceased AEDC official has been deposited at the mortuary in Garki Hospital, Area 8, Abuja.

When AEDC officials at Garki Hospital, Abuja, refused to talk, the Corporate Commission to AEDC, Abuja, Mr. Fadipe, confirmed the attack.

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Mr Fadipe said two of their staffers were attacked, when one is dead, the good news is that the other is receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital and he is doing well.

Mr Fadipe said the attacks on their staffers has become recurrent and rampant.

He mentioned instances recently where AEDC officials on their duties were attacked in Minna by one Iliya Ayuba, a customs officer, in Kabayi by one Ibrahim Babangida, Lokogoma, Gwagwalada and even Jukwe.

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Mr Fadipe said AEDC would pursue this case to the logical conclusion and will no longer take this recurrent attack on their officials lightly.

He said the assailant attacked their officials at Kabusa from behind and that they were not even in his house.

The assailant has been arrested and is in police custody.

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