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We lost N150m to vandalism in 2019 — Jos Disco

The Jos Electricity Distribution Company said it witnessed over 51 cases of vandalism valued at over N150 million since the beginning of 2019 with energy…

The Jos Electricity Distribution Company said it witnessed over 51 cases of vandalism valued at over N150 million since the beginning of 2019 with energy loss value of over N3 million for each of its vandalized distribution transformers.

The Company’s Head of Corporate Communications, Saratu Aliyu said the vandalism was prevalent across all its franchise states of Bauchi, Benue, Gombe and Plateau.

In a statement mailed to Daily Trust yesterday, Aliyu explained that the company has over 12 ongoing cases of vandalism in various courts across the four states, with a recent conviction to 10 years in correctional facility.

“Through confessions of these vandals, some buyers of the vandalized equipment have also been arrested and are all undergoing prosecution,” she stated.