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POTISKUM/Nigeria: A suspected vandal, Mohammed Isa, was on Thursday electrocuted by overhead power line in Potiskum Local Government Area of Yobe.

ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, the Police Spokesman in the state, told the newsmen in Damaturu that the incident occurred at 5.30 a.m.

He said Isa, 25, was found dead in between two electric poles at Nassarawa area of Potiskum.

Abdulkarim said that Inspector Moses Gausa, in the company of Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) officials, rushed to the scene where the victim was brought down and taken to Potiskum General Hospital.

The spokesman said Isa was later confirmed dead by a doctor on duty.

He said that the remains of the deceased was deposited at the hospital mortuary as investigation into the incident continued.

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