Borno towns in darkness again as Boko Haram hits Maiduguri

The Borno State capital, Maiduguri and surrounding towns, have again been thrown into darkness by Boko Haram sect the second time in 2021.

The terrorists on Saturday vandalised two towers on the Damaturu-Maiduguri 330kiloVolt (KV) Transmission Line.

The General Manager, Public Affairs, Transmission Company of Nigeria, Ndidi Mbah, confirmed the attack in a statement.

Mbah said that the incident occurred after TCN made concerted effort and restored power to Maiduguri on March 24.

The spokesman disclosed that the explosion recorded at about 5.56 a.m on Saturday, cut power supply to Maiduguri and its environs.

“This time, the insurgents bombed two other towers; T152 and T153 on the same line route of the other incident,” she said.

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The TCN assured that engineers would ensure power supply was restored to the affected areas.

They were part of a team from the TCN and Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC).

The latest sabotage has affected the power outrage the engineers fixed a few days ago.

Recall that People living in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital in the northeast Nigeria were on Wednesday evening thrown into wild jubilation as electricity returned to the town two months after Boko Haram destroyed the transmission lines, putting the whole state in total darkness.

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