… Disrupts power supply to about 10 communities
… Njikoka, Dunukofia, Awka South LGAs affected
By Ndu Chris Nwannah, Awka Times Guest Writer
The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) has announced the vandalization of its Enugwu-Ukwu 33KV line in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State.
EEDC has attributed the increased loss of electricity supply in parts of the state to the vandalization of the 33KV network feeding some communities, which radiates from the Agu Awka Transmission Substation, Awka.
If this problem lingers, the areas may not have electricity supply during the Christmas and New Year festivities.
A statement by the Head of Communications at EEDC, Mr Emeka Ezeh, indicates that the vandalism was discovered in the early hours of Sunday, 8th December, 2019.
The vandalized line feeds Enugwu-Ukwu, Abagana, Ukpo and Nimo 11KV feeders.
According to Mr Ezeh, the materials carted away include five spans of aluminum conductors, all fiber crossarms and 33KV pot insulators, in addition to a broken high-tension pole.
He noted that as a result of the incident, customers in the entire Enugwu-Ukwu, Abagana, Ukpo, Nimo, Nawfia, Umuokpu, Abba, Ifitedunu and parts of Amawbia are currently without electricity supply.
Mr Ezeh however affirmed that plans were on to address the challenge and assured customers that power supply will be restored as soon as repairs and replacements are completed.
He further stated that EEDC remained committed to providing its customers with improved service delivery, while soliciting for their continued support in ensuring that such incidents do not reoccur in the network.