Tuesday 17th October, 2017
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Zamfara donkey owners protest electrocution of animals

Zamfara donkey owners protest electrocution of animals

Hundreds of donkey owners have violently stormed the office of the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), Gusau the Zamfara State capital to protest against the electrocution of three of their donkeys.

The owners during the protest demanded for the payment of their dead donkeys from the KEDCO authorities who were accused of being responsible for the electrocution.

Carrying some of­fensive weapons in their hands, the pro­testers explained that they will not leave the premises of the KED­CO office until the death of their donkeys are paid for.

The death of the donkeys was as a result of the negligence of the KEDCO authorities which refused to repair the wires that felt down following a heavy wind that occurred recently.

Some of the owners who spoke to The AU­THORITY few min­utes after the protest, stated that they should either be paid or they are prepared go to any length should their re­quest be refused.

According to them, “It was their fault by al­lowing the wires which were live to have con­tinued to remain laid carelessly on the road”, said one of the owners, Isah Gusau.

According to him, it is the duty of the sup­pliers of the electric­ity anywhere to take proper care of their facilities.

“They have started with the animals now, next time, it will be human being, if care is not taken”, added one Sani Umar.

The officials would have been lynched, but for the interven­tion of the police who whisked them away to avoid further destruc­tion.