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AEDC official stabbed to death while disconnecting light, another escapes with serious injuries

Tragedy as an employee of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) was stabbed to death while disconnecting the electricity of customers who did not pay their bills in Abuja.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the AEDC employees were on duty in the Kabusa area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja when a man attacked them from behind on Tuesday afternoon, February 25.

According to Guardian report, one of the AEDC officials was killed while another escaped with serious injuries.

The body of the deceased AEDC official has been deposited at the mortuary in Garki Hospital, Area 8, Abuja. The assailant has been arrested and is in police custody.

Reacting to the incident, the head of Corporate Communication at AEDC, Oyebode Fadipe confirmed the attack.

Fadipe said two of their workers were attacked, while one is dead, the other is receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital and he is doing well.

He added that the attacks on their staffers had become recurrent and rampant.

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

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