EEDC attributes service disruption to activities of vandals

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) has attributed the service disruptions experienced in some parts of its network to activities of vandals.

The organisation also disclosed that eight people who vandalised the EEDC facilities have been apprehended.

The disclosure was made on Thursday through a statement issued by the Head, Corporate Communications, EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh.

In the statement, Ezeh lamented bitterly how the increasing rate of vandalism has adversely affected the company’s service delivery to its customers.

He also commended the support of critical stakeholders and the various vigilante groups in nipping this ugly trend in the bud, even as he confirmed that most of the arrests were made by the vigilant groups. A development he attributed to the consistent engagement with stakeholders on the need to ensure that the electrical installations sited within their neighbourhoods are protected from attack by vandals.

According to Ezeh, over the weekend, a suspected vandal identified as Nonso Sunday Nwajonta, was arrested in possession of aluminum conductors (cables), by the youths of Ulakwo community, Owerri West local government area, Imo state.

Within the same period, with the assistance of security men attached to Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka, Ifeanyi Onwe and Anthony Oselebe, were arrested for vandalising a substation belonging to EEDC situated along Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, by Pioneer Students Hostel.

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