Youths Attack Policemen, Electricity Workers With Machetes


Youths Attack Policemen, Electricity Workers With Machetes

Three policemen and six employees of

the Port Harcourt Electricity

Distribution Company (PHED) escaped

being lynched following attacks on

them by angry mob in different parts

of Yenagoa, the state capital of Bayelsa.

The youths were angry that amidst

darkness for many days in their various

suburbs, the PHCN workers still came

with policemen as protection to

disconnect wires and recover debts.

It was gathered that the Business

Service Manager, PHED, Pere Alazigha

was cut with a machete and left in the

pool of his blood by the youths.

Also one of the workers identified as

Christian Umegbewe was reportedly

pushed down from the ladder during

the disconnection process and injured.

It was also said that the security

operatives attached to the PHCN team

that went to Epie community in

Yenagoa were also attacked along with

the company’s staff.

Speaking on the development, the

Head, Glory City Main Integrated

Business Centre, Yenagoa, Mrs. Ngozi

Manafa, said that the vehicle which the

workers came to the community with

was also damaged with its windscreen


There was also a similar occurence in

Koroma in Gbarain clan of Bayelsa

state, where one PHED staff was held

hostage and the pick-up van that

brought him was also damaged.”

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