By Omeiza Ajayi – Abuja
Tragedy struck on Sunday in Abuja when a Chief Superintendent of Police CSP, Lasaka Habila, was electrocuted whereas chopping leaves from a tree reverse the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) in Abuja.
While his lifeless physique was caught to the tree, a machete together with severed tree branches laid on the foot of the tree, giving a clue as to his mission on prime of the tree.
The FCT Ministerial Task-team on the Enforcement of Covid-19 Restrictions had days in the past arrested a feminine herbs vendor for chopping the bark of the identical tree ostensibly to be used in her enterprise.
Vanguard gathered that CSP Habila might need been electrocuted when one of many tree branches touched the excessive stress cable which ran atop the tree.
The deceased was finally introduced down by the Search and Rescue workforce of the FCT Emergency Management Agency FEMA and brought to the National Hospital the place he was pronounced introduced in useless.
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Speaking on the incident, Director General of FEMA, Alh. Idriss Abbas, who expressed disappointment on the tragedy, suggested residents to at all times search approval from the Department of Parks and Recreation within the FCT earlier than felling bushes within the territory.
Abbas who famous that almost all bushes would naturally bloom throughout the wet season, stated some branches are more likely to are available in contact with electrical energy cables which can transmit excessive currents by the leaves and branches.
“Residents should, therefore, avoid coming in contact with trees planted close to high tension cables and other electrical installations to avoid being electrocuted, as one may not know whether a tree is carrying a live electrical current which could be harmful to the individual”, he recommended.
Vanguard News Nigeria.