By George Onmonya Daniel
One staff of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) was stabbed to death this afternoon in Kabusa, Abuja. Two of his colleagues were stabbed too by the assailant.
They were on duty disconnecting light of those who haven’t paid their bills when a man attacked them from behind. 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. 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 custom officer, in Kabayi by one Ibrahim Babangida, Lokogoma, Gwagwalada and even Jukwe.
Mr. Fadipe said AEDC would pursue this case to the logical conclusion and will no longer take this recurrent attack on their officials lightly.
When asked if their officials get regular trainings on dealing with the public, Mr. Fadipe said it is unfair to asked this at this time, but said their officials are trained regularly in dealing with the public. 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.