Insurgents’ activities cause blackout in Borno communities

Residents of Maiduguri in Borno state experienced total blackout over the weekend due to damages to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN’s) equipment in the state.

But the TCN in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja by its General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs Ndidi Mbah , a copy which was obtained by our reporter, said it was working assiduously to repair the equipment damaged by insurgents in Maiduguri and its environs.

Mbah said TCN had located the fault on the Maiduguri – Damaturu line and has arranged to repair the line, assuring that bulk electricity would be restored to Maiduguri on or before January 20 (yesterday).

She said due to the damage, the area had been cut off from the National Grid since January 17, adding that the incident affected the 330 Kilo Volt (KV) transmission line between Maiduguri and Damaturu.

“The incident also affected the Damboa – Maiduguri 132kV transmission line and has equally been disconnected from the grid for some time, for the same reason. The company wishes to use this opportunity to commend the Nigerian Armed Forces for their continued support, especially in areas prone to insecurity.

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