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Vandals Strike Again: Abuja Plunged into Darkness

"Reporting Nigeria's Power Infrastructure Challenges: Focus on Vandalism of 330kv Transmission Line in Abuja

by Motoni Olodun

In a disturbing trend, vandals have once again targeted Nigeria’s power infrastructure, causing significant disruptions in the nation’s capital, Abuja. The Shiroro-Katampe 330kV transmission line, a critical component of the city’s power supply, was the latest victim of this destructive activity.

This incident, which occurred on March 10, 2024, marks the fifth such act of vandalism within a span of just two months. The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) confirmed that the conductors from Towers 244 to 245 along the Shiroro-Katampe transmission line were stolen.

The impact of this vandalism is far-reaching, affecting numerous areas served by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company. Areas affected include Central Transmission Station, Katampe, Kubwa, Suleja, and Apo. Residents of these areas are currently experiencing significant power outages.

In response to this crisis, the TCN is mobilizing resources for conductor replacement. However, this can only proceed once security operations at the site are completed. In the meantime, the second line remains fully operational, transmitting at full capacity to Abuja in conjunction with the Gwagwalada 330kV line.

This incident is part of a series of vandalism incidents recorded by the TCN since February 2024. These acts of sabotage are not only causing significant disruptions in power supply but also pose a serious threat to the nation’s critical infrastructure.

Despite these challenges, there is a glimmer of hope. The TCN is working tirelessly to restore power and enhance its wheeling capacity towards Abuja and its environs. The Lokoja – Gwagwalada 330kV transmission line is expected to enhance the wheeling capacity.

Source: Tribune Online

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