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Factual Reportage

By Akudoro Gloria

The Transmission Company of Nigeria has disclosed that four its towers along the Jos – Gombe 330kV transmission line were vandalised at about 3:32pm, on Monday, 23rd April, 2024.

A statement from Ndidi Mbah, GM, Public Affairs of TCN, said that when the “330kV transmission line tripped, its operators attempted to restore it to service but it tripped again, prompting the dispatch of TCN lines men to trace the line in order to detect and rectify the fault.”

The statement noted that while fault-tracing, ‘TCN’s engineering crew discovered that towers 288, 289 , 290, and 291 were vandalised and that some tower members were carted away. Also, the towers had equally collapsed as a result of the incident.”

The statement added that presently, ” bulk power supply to Gombe, Yola, and Jalingo Substations have been disrupted, affecting bulk power supply to parts of Yola and Jos Electricity Distribution Companies’ franchise areas.”

To mitigate the effect of the incident on electricity consumers affected by the incident, TCN said it’s to first backfeed Gombe through its 132kV transmission line from Bauchi and subsequently Ashaka, Potiskum, Damaturu, and Billiri/ Savannah.

“We will do everything possible to ensure that supply is restored to the affected areas, while efforts are made to reconstruct the four vandalised towers. “

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