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Vandals disrupt power in Niger LG

  The activities of vandals have disrupted regular power supply to Lapai town, the host community of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU) in LGA…

 

The activities of vandals have disrupted regular power supply to Lapai town, the host community of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU) in LGA of Niger State.

Residents told City & Crime that Lapai town and its environs had often been suffering from darkness in the past one year due to the activities of vandals, with over 60 incidents recorded on both the main line (Lapai 33Kv Feeder) and the substations (transformers) from January, 2021.

While the residents blamed epileptic power supply that made it possible for vandals to climb poles and remove conductors and vandalise other facilities, the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) said it had tried enough to replace the vanadalised facilities and asked the affected communities to assist in taking measures to address the problem.

The Project Manager of AEDC in Lapai, Unwaha Adogu, who made the appeal to the affected communities in a notice, said, “The Lapai Feeder which supplies electricity to Lapai and villages down to Gulu and Muye has been encountering two major problems: vandalism and breaking of poles by rainstorms.

“We have been trying our best to replace the broken poles, but the major problem now is that we need your assistance on the perpetual vandalisation of aluminum conductors between Paiko/Tungan Mallam and Lapai. We have recorded over 20 different vandalisms on the feeder within this year alone.”

 

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