AEDC panel tackles Niger electrocution
Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) plc said it has raised a six-man team to investigate the cause of the electrical accident last Saturday in Angwan Biri, near Minna the Niger State capital.
A press statement issued by the Head, Public Relations & Media, Ahmed Shekarau, said a preliminary report on the incident showed that the binding wire of an 11Kv line loosed up during a storm and had contact with the 415V red phase cable, thus sending high voltage that was alleged to have electrocuted two persons, while injuring four others.
Inaugurating the panel yesterday in Abuja, the Director, Risk and Compliance, Collins Chabuka dismissed insinuations that 49 houses were affected in the incident.
The AEDC director, while commiserating with the family of the deceased and other members of the community, expressed the company’s sympathy with the injured, three of whom have been treated and discharged from hospital.
He assured that the AEDC was taking over treatment of the lone victim, who is still receiving treatment.
The panel is chaired by Mohammed Ainoko Sule, who has over 26 years of experience in Distribution Network Operations, Maintenance and Protection System, the statement said.