Maiduguri-Damaturu transmission line bombed, NSCDC official killed – TCN

THE Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced the destruction of three of its towers along the Maiduguri – Damaturu transmission line with explosives.

The TCN’s general manager, public affairs, Ndidi Mba, stated this in a statement she issued on Friday, December 29.

She said the attack occurred on Thursday, December 28.


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Mba also disclosed that in addition to the destruction of the towers, the incident also cost the life of an officer of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC).






     

     

    “It’s truly another very sad day for us at TCN, with this incident, especially with the loss of life of the NSCDC official. We commiserate with the family of the deceased and NSCDC,” she said.

    Last week, The ICIR reported how vandals attacked the transmission towers in Yobe and Borno states and disrupted power in some parts of the states.

    Amid struggles to upgrade Nigeria’s power transmission infrastructure, the TCN towers have been at the receiving end of the vandals’ attack, which has disrupted power supply and economic activities in some parts of the country.

    At least, 108 power transmission towers were destroyed by vandals in various parts of the country between January 2022 and September 2023.

    Harrison Edeh is a journalist with the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, always determined to drive advocacy for good governance through holding public officials and businesses accountable.

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