Residents in Kafanchan on Monday protested on the Town’s major road stretching from Ernmako Filling Station to Kaduna electricity business Unit. The protest was over Electricity Tarrif hike and epileptic power supply.
The protesters who were mainly Youths invaded the Kafanchan electricity Business Unit protesting while carrying Placards with the inscriptions; “Stop charging us high”, “We need constant light,” “Stop the blackout and more others.”
According eye-witness account, Noah Ransom, a Students of Senior Government Secondary School Takau was shot at the back and was rushed to Sir Patrick Ibrahim Memorial hospital for medical attention.
Some of the angry protesters lamented that, due to the electricity tarrif hike and epileptic power supply informed their decision to stage the peaceful protest.
They further explained that residents of Kafanchan enjoyed constant light during the former Manager but wondered why power supply becomes epeleptic and tarrif hiked immediately under the new manager.
The Youths also demanded the removal of the present manager and review the arbitrary increase in electricity tarrif in the area.
Meanwhile, as of the time of filing this report the security were still battling to dispersed the angry Youths who are demanding justice for the victim.
Contacting the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige l, said, he has no security details of the incident but promised to get back.