The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has disclosed that due to the activities of Militant group, Boko Haram, Maiduguri has been cut off from electricity supply from the national grid.
The disclosure was made known in a statement from TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah.
She stressed that supplies to Maiduguri and its environs were for the meantime cut off because the insurgent group, Boko Haram damaged a number of its transmission facilities.
“The Transmission Company of Nigeria hereby informs 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.
“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 sometime, for the same reason,” said Mbah in the statement.
The Manager however gave hope that the fault on the Maiduguri – Damaturu line has been located and that repairs have been arranged for it.
“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,” she added.
TCN hopes to restore bulk electricity supply to the capital of Bornu state on or before today.