Residents visit Power Holding Company with Coffin.

Residents of Oyigbo local government area in Rivers State on Wednesday barricaded the branch office of Portharcourt electric distribution (PHED) in the local government.

The angry residents who visited the branch office with a coffin, claimed that PHED has not provided electricity for their domestic consumption in months.

The residents who bemoaned the lack of attention by the power distribution company to the area, said that the hike in pump price has made life unbearable for people in the area with businesses either collapsing or moving out of the area .

They added that they are tired of spending their savings on petrol and diesel to power their homes and businesses and demanded for the sack of the branch manager of the power distribution company, one Mr. Orji.