It was a tragic Sallah for an Abuja journalist, Sani Abubakar, yesterday as his nine-year-old son was electrocuted.
The victim, Hassan Sani Abubakar, a twin and lover of pets, who left his parents’ home at Jikwoyi for the State Security Service (SSS) Quarters also at Jikwoyi to feed his pigeons, died after being electrocuted.
An eyewitness said the late Hassan climbed a water tank platform to feed the pigeons and he slipped and fell.
It was learnt that in an attempt to regain balance, he unknowingly held a Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) cable, which electrocuted him.
The source said residents of the SSS Quarters who knew the parents of the deceased, informed his father, Alhaji Sani Abubakar, who mobilised men to the scene to bring down the body.
Abubakar, the Abuja Bureau Chief of Nigerian Newsday said his son was a lover of pets, especially pigeons.
According to him, he devoted a lot of time to caring for pigeons.
“Because of his love for pigeons, I told him to remove them from my compound so that he could concentrate on his studies.
“But, unknown to me, he kept them at the SSS Quarters, not far from my home.
“He woke up in the morning and went to look after his pets. I was roused from sleep only to be informed of the sad incident,”
The late Hassan has been buried according to Islamic rites.
via The Nation
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