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The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has reported yet another vandalism on three of it's supply towers along Biu-Dambua 132kV including 16 spans of conductorvs stollen along tower members on one tower along Makurdi-Jos 330kV transmission lines.

 

"The transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN hereby states that tower number T290, one of the four new towers erected by TCN contractors along the Jos – Gombe 330kV transmission line collapsed during the cable stringing process."

 

According to a statement issued by the General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, the incident occurred at about 7am, this morning, 27th May, 2024, while the TT was strpinging the cable on the last tower, which was supposed to enable the final jointing of the power cable in time for energizing of the line as announced by the Transmission Company of Nigeria.

The statement also stated that the tower number T290, one of the four new towers erected by TCN contractors along the Jos – Gombe 330kV transmission line collapsed during the cable stringing process at the final stages.

 

The Transmission Company of Nigeria however stated that the contractor in company of security men, is currently dismantling the collapsed tower members, to enable its reconstruction and final restringing of the cable lines.

 

It describe the incident as unfortunate, as it assures that the Company will do everything possible to restore power supply in the North East region. It also called on the people to report any case of vandalism on any of it's equipment across the country.

 

"We reiterate our commitment to restoring normal bulk power supply through the distribution companies serving the North East and other areas affected by vandalism. There is however an urgent need for everyone to join hand with TCN in protecting our collective assets by being vigilant and reporting any suspected acts of tower and line vandalism promptly".

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