AEDC panel tack­les Niger elec­tro­cu­tion

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Si­mon Echewo­fun Sun­day

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.

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