Two employees of the Porth Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) were attacked as they attempted to cut off the electricity to defaulters.
Two PHED officials are shown in a video posted online disconnecting electrical wires, one from the top of a ladder and the other from the bottom.
Locals suddenly came up to the PHED official at the bottom of the ladder and attacked him, knocking him to the ground and striking him.
While this is going on, a woman approaches the ladder and pulls it, sending the PHED representative on top of it plummeting to the ground.
On Twitter, a video of the assault has gone viral.