Terrorists vandalise electricity facilities in Maiduguri for second time
Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), has confirmed that its newly installed two towers on the Damaturu-Maiduguri 330kiloVolt (KV) Transmission Line, were on Saturday, March 27, vandalised by Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), a splinter group of Boko Haram insurgents.
This attack on the TCN facilities has brought untoward hardship to the residents, as it has affected electricity supply to Maiduguri, Borno State capital. For the second time in two months, the city has been thrown into darkness .
Recall that the electricity network was disrupted by the sect in February 2021, which led to residents experiencing power outages.
According to TCN, General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, the latest incident occurred after TCN successfully restored power to Maiduguri on Wednesday, March 24.
TCN confirmed that the explosion occurred at about 5.56 a.m on Saturday, cutting power supply to Maiduguri and its environs.
“This time, the insurgents bombed two other towers; T152 and T153 on the same line route of the other incident,” she said. She further assured residents that engineers would work on the affected network so as to restore power to the affected areas.