There is indication that some Anambra state residents might celebrate Christmas and New Year festivities in darkness as vandals allegedly destroyed some facilities of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) in the area, leading to a total blackout at some parts of the state since on Sunday.
Blueprint learnt that some of the affected areas include Awka, the state capital and its environs in Awka South LGA, Enugwu-Ukwu, Nimo and Abagana in Njikoka LGA and Ukpo in Dunukofia LGA.
But EEDC said plans were on to address the power challenge with a view to restoring it “ as soon as repairs/replacement are completed.”
EEDC in a release signed by its Head of Communication, Emeka Ezeh, bemoaned that vandals on early hours of Sunday vandalised Enugwu-Ukwu 33KV line, which radiates from Agu Awka Transmission Substation, Awka, Anambra State.
“The line which was discovered vandslised in the early hours of Sunday, 8th December, 2019, feeds Enugwu-Ukwu, Abagana, Ukpo and Nimo 11KV feeders. Materials carted away include five spans of aluminum conductors, all fiber cross-arms and 33KV pot insulators, in addition, a broken High Tension pole.
“Consequently, our customers in the entire Enugwu-Ukwu, Abagana, Ukpo, Nimo, Nawfia, Umuokpu, Abba, Ifitedunu and parts of Amawbia are without electricity supply. EEDC remains committed to providing her esteemed customers with improved service delivery, while soliciting for their continued support in ensuring that such incidents does not occur in the network,” he said.