The Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, has sent the entire Maiduguri into darkness as it cuts off the state capital from the national grid.
Mr Ndidi Mbah, spokesperson of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), in a statement made to the press, said that the terrorist group sabotaged the tools providing Maiduguri and its surrounding area, electricity.
He said the commission is working on restoring power to the affected areas. Read the full statement below.
“The Transmission Company of Nigeria hereby inform the public that Maiduguri and its environs have been cut off from the National Grid since January 17, 2020, due to damages to TCN’s equipment by insurgents,” Mbah said.
“The incident affected the 330kV transmission line between Maiduguri and Damaturu. Also, the Damboa – Maiduguri 132kV transmission line has equally been disconnected from the grid for some time, for the same reason.
“TCN has located the fault on the Maiduguri – Damaturu line and has arranged to repair the line. Bulk electricity would be restored to Maiduguri on or before January 20, 2020.
“TCN pledges to continue to work to ensure bulk electricity transmission and grid expansion nationwide. The company wishes to use this opportunity to commend the Nigeria Armed Forces for their continued support especially in areas prone to insecurity.
“TCN regrets inconveniences caused by this problem to electricity consumers in the affected areas.”