Kaduna Electric petitions police commissioner over assault on staff

Kaduna Electric has petitioned the Kaduna state commissioner of police, Umar Musa-Muri, over meted out on its , conducting their lawful duties.

This was announced by the company’s of Corporate Communications, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, a statement he made available to the media on Saturday.

The , which took place on Feb. 22, at Danbushiya Community, Millennium City, Kaduna, was carried out by an armed group which caused injuries to the company’s Doka Area Manager, Engr. Asmau Ahmed, the statement said.

Kaduna Electric informed the police commissioner that “ the company were carrying out lawful official duties within the community, a well armed group of thugs and miscreants assaulted our company .

“The leader of the thugs, who was holding a shut gun, threatened to shoot our Doka Area Manager and any who enters the community.

“He then struck our Doka Area Manager with the butt of the gun on the back of neck and on shoulder thereby causing severe grievous harm and injury.

“The thugs, thereafter, instigated a violent mob attack against the company staff by throwing stones and other missiles and eventually chased them out of the community”, the company said.

Kaduna Electric said because of the incident, it was compelled to temporarily withdraw electricity services to the three distribution transformers serving Danbushiya, Danbushiya 1 and Danbushiya 3 communities.

It urged the Police Commissioner to commence urgent investigations into the matter and fish out all the perpetrators for prosecution, also seeking adequate protection and guaranteed safety of its staff, carrying out their duties.(NAN)