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Electricity Company Cry Out Over Activities Of Vandals
Kano Electricity Distribution Company Plc, KEDCO, said it lost materials worth N108,831,550 to vandals in the state within a period of six weeks.
Spokesman of the company, Mohammed Kandi, said items lost to vandals include transformer oil, aluminium conductors, cables and other valuable
He said the increase in vandalism, energy theft and meter bypass in KEDCO areas of operation had become unbearable.
Kandi said the development had caused the company huge losses and setbacks within the period under review, calling on the customers, who bear the brunt to watch over the installations in their areas.
He quoted KEDCO’s Chief Technical Officer,CTO, David Omoloye, as saying “the quantity of vandalized materials from August to date include: 46.5 drums of transformer oil, 2, 130 aluminium conductors (150mm2), 4, 500 aluminium conductors (100mm2), 535 and 15 (150mm2&70mm2).”
He added that other items vandalised include 825 XLPE Cable (35mm2), 529 (500mm2) &161 (300mm2) Incomer Cables and 40 Busbar.
Omoloye, an engineer, disclosed that these crimes were common in Sabon Gari, Sharada, Tudun Wada, Dala, Dakata, Dutse, Funtua, Hadejia, Kabuga, Katsina, Kumbotso, Malunfashi, Mariri and Nasarawa.
“I am appealing to all our esteemed customers in Kano, Katsina and Jigawa states to safe guard our installations in their domains because when the damage is done they suffers weeks of blackout,” he stated.