Nigeria’s largest city in the Northeast, Maiduguri has had it’s electricity supply from the national grid cut off by members of the militant group, Boko Haram.
This was disclosed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) yesterday in a statement released by it’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah. She noted that Boko Haram damaged a number of its transmission facilities thereby preventing it from supplying electricity to the area.
The statement said: “The Transmission Company of Nigeria hereby informs the public that Maiduguri and its environs have been cut off from the national grid since January 17, 2020, due to damages to TCN’s equipment by insurgents.
The incident affected the 330kV transmission line between Maiduguri and Damaturu.
Also, the Damboa – Maiduguri 132kV transmission line has equally been disconnected from the grid for sometime, for the same reason,” “TCN pledges to continue to work to ensure bulk electricity transmission and grid expansion nationwide.
The company wishes to use this opportunity to commend the Nigeria Armed Forces for their continued support especially in areas prone to insecurity. TCN regrets inconveniences caused by this problem to electricity consumers in the affected areas.”