Nigeria records five incidents of electricity assets vandalization in February 2024 – TCN

Nigeria has recorded five incidents of vandalization of national electricity assets between February and March 2024.

The Transmission Company of Nigeria disclosed this in a statement by its Manager of Public Affairs, Mbah Ndidi, reacting to the vandalization of the Shiroro-Katampe Transmission Line.

DAILY POST reported that vandals brought down the Shiroro-Katampe Transmission 330 Kilo Volt, kV Line on Sunday.

The latest incidents add to the series of vandalism in recent times.

Barely three weeks ago, vandals destroyed Tower 70 along the Gwagwalada-Katampe transmission line on February 26, 2024.

Other incidents include the vandalism of towers 377 and 378 along the Gombe-Damaturu 330kV transmission line on February 23, 2024, and the attack on towers 145 to 149 and 201 to 218 along the Owerri-Ahoda 132kV transmission line on February 15, 2024.

Additionally, on February 1, 2024, Tower number 388 along the Jos-Bauchi 132kV single circuit transmission line collapsed due to vandalism.

TCN had described the incidents as economic sabotage. The company urged security agencies and communities to collaborate in apprehending the perpetrators.

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