A man, identified as Humble Paul, was killed while trying to reconnect residents to national grid at Ede Ai-agbenu village in Okpokwu local government area of Benue State.
Sources said the deceased had on Sunday climbed the electricity pole to reconnect some residents of Ede Ai-agbenu to the power grid when he met his death.
Residents said some staff of the Jos Electricity Distribution Company had earlier disconnected certain consumers in the area from its electricity supply due to non payment of bills.
The affected consumers later resorted to help from the deceased who they claimed was an electrician.
They said while the deceased was atop the pole reconnecting the disconnected wires, the power supply to the line was restored by the electricity company and the deceased got stuck to the pole instantly.
Spokesperson of Benue State Police Command, Catherine Anene, confirmed the incident.