Abuja Disco Raises Alarm Over Frequent Vandalism
BEVERLY HILLS, February 24, (THEWILL) – Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has raised an alarm over the frequent cases of vandalism of its electricity supply equipment within its distribution network.
A statement released by AEDC, on Wednesday, signed by Ahmed Shekarau, Head of Media and Public Relations, revealed that “no fewer than 10 different power system equipment were vandalised and in most cases carted away by unknown persons in less than one week in Wuse area of the FCT.”
The statement listed some of the wrecked power systems to include a feeder pillar, taken away from Number 2, Bangui Street, and the low voltage side of two transformers that were vandalised, with all the bus bars, feeder pillar units and low voltage cables taken away, along Monrovia Street, both occurring in Wuse II.
The statement added that a feeder pillar was completely disconnected and taken away along Durban Street, Wuse II, while approximately 3 x 150mm2 XLPE cable of an 11KV transformer on Sheraton Hotel feeder was also vandalised in the early hours of Saturday, February 20, 2016.
AEDC revealed further that in the early hours of Tuesday, February 23, 2016, vandals removed two feeder pillars, one around OAU Quarters, behind AP Plaza in Wuse II, and another along Blantyre Street, also in Wuse II, carting away with both equipment.
The company appealed to members of the public to be vigilant over power system equipment that delivers electricity to them, urging them to report any suspicious movements around such facilities to security agencies.
Story by David Oputah