Anambra Vigilante group has arrested two suspected vandals for attacking Magbuwa 2 Distribution Substation of the Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC) in Akwaeze Village, Aniocha Local Government Area of the state.
The suspects are Odom Sunday from Ozara in Agwu Local Government Area of Enugu State, and Okwuchukwu Nweze from Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State.
They were arrested by the Akwaeze Vigilante team while trying to vandalise the distribution subsection in the village.
Confirming the arrest, Head of Corporate Communications, Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC), Mr Emeka Ezeh, said the suspects have been handed over to the Police Area Command, Uga, for further investigation and possible prosecution.
According to him, they were apprehended along with the recovered vandalised items and a Nissan Hummer bus used for their operations.
He decried incessant attacks on EEDC power installations across the South East, describing the ugly development as worrisome.
South East Trust recalled that in May, activities of vandals resulted in over 50 communities in Enugu and Ebonyi states being thrown into darkness following the attack on Amechi-Agwu 33kV mainline, with over 40 spans of Aluminum conductors removed.
He commended vigilante groups and government security agencies for their support and roles played in the apprehension of vandals and enjoined them not to relent.