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Major cities in darkness as vandals hit transmission line

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced vandalism at its Gwagwalada-Kukwaba-Apo 132KV Transmission line. The TCN in a statement yesterday by its General Manager,…

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced vandalism at its Gwagwalada-Kukwaba-Apo 132KV Transmission line.

The TCN in a statement yesterday by its General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah said the vandalism, which occurred between Towers 23 and Tower 25 took place around 1 am on Sunday night.

Mbah stated that this led to suspension of bulk power supply on the line, necessitating an early morning investigation by TCN linesmen.

“Investigations revealed a vandalised portion on the line route between Tower 23 and Tower 25. The vandals had also carted away conductors, causing a power outage at Kukwaba Transmission Substation.”

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Mbah however said it had restored bulk power to Kubwa Substation at 07:08 Pm as a temporary solution through Apo Substation. Arrangements are, however, ongoing to effect repairs on the affected line.

Meanwhile, there was a nationwide power outage across the country yesterday.

The TCN on Monday confirmed the collapse of the national power grid.

The nationwide outage occurred in the afternoon, leaving power consumers across the country in total darkness.

Public Affairs Manager of TCN, Ndidi Mbah, confirmed the collapse of the grid in a statement in Abuja.

She said restoration of the national power grid is already ongoing.

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