Fear gripped the people in Jatau area of Maitumbi, near FM Station, Minna, the Niger State capital, as a Police Inspector Abubakar Gani, the village head of Jatau, Alhaji Saidu Shehu, his son, Gombo, and one other person were electrocuted. According to investigation, the incident occurred at around .
Two houses were burnt down after a spark from high tension cables that passed through the house came crashing on it. An eyewitness report have it that the police was on a rescue mission after it received a distress call on the incident. Gani was said to be the Inspector Crime attached at Maitumbi Police Station.
According to source, the village head (Mai-Angwa) and one of his sons, Gombo, were the first victims. Later, Gombo’a friend, who attempted to save him before the arrival of the police, was also electrocuted. The Niger State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Bala Elkana, said three persons were killed in the incident, including an Inspector, while two houses got burnt from the spark from the high vtension cable. Elkana said the corpses were deposited at the General Hospital, Minna , while investigation into the major cause was ongoing.
As at the time of filing this report, the deceased have been buried.