The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, (EEDC) has explained reason for the current blackout being experienced in some parts of Abia State, blaming it on the activities of vandals.
The distribution company in a statement by Mr Emeka Ezeh, Head Corporate Communications, regretted that 7 spans of aluminum conductor belonging to EEDC were removed by vandals on September 13, 2020 at Osusu, while 10 spans of aluminum were removed on September 15, at Umuomaiyiukwu- Umuezegu respectively.
Ezeh lamented that the damage inflicted on their stations cut off their esteemed customers from power supply.
The head, corporate communications said, “We regret the inconveniences this will cause our esteemed customers and assure them that efforts are being made to procure and replace the vandalized items and restore supply to the affected areas”.
The EEDC image maker listed the affected towns to include Umuelenwa, Umuagu, Umuelemeoha, Obohia, Agburuike, Ahiafor, Umunkpeyi and Amanwachukwu.
Others thrown into darkness are Umuakwu Nsulu, Okpuala Ntigha, Azuiyi Oloko, Umuogele, Egbelu Osusu, Timber and Nvosi sub stations etc.
He added that the vandalization incident affected power consumers in more than 5 LGAs of the state, but had been reported to the Umuahia and Okpualangwa Police stations.