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Four Towers Vandalized Along Jos-Gombe 330KV Transmission Line

Four Towers Vandalized Along Jos-Gombe 330KV Transmission Line

The Transmission Company of Nigeria has declared that four towers along the Jos - Gombe 330kV transmission line have been vandalized.

The Company in a statement issued and signed by the General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, disclosed that when the 330kV transmission line tripped, its operators attempted to restore it to service but it tripped again, prompting the dispatch of TCN lines men to trace the line in order to detect and rectify the fault.

It added that in the course of fault tracing, TCN's engineering crew discovered that towers 288, 289 , 290, and 291 were vandalized and that some tower members were carted away, while the towers had equally collapsed as a result of the incident.

Presently, bulk power supply to Gombe, Yola, and Jalingo Substations have been disrupted, affecting bulk power supply to parts of Yola and Jos Electricity Distribution Companies' franchise areas.

To mitigate the effect of the incident on electricity consumers affected by the incident, TCN is trying to first back feed Gombe through its 132kV transmission line from Bauchi and subsequently Ashaka, Potiskum, Damaturu, and Billiri/ Savannah.

The Transmission Company promised to do everything possible to ensure that supply is restored to the affected areas, while efforts are made to reconstruct the four vandalized towers.

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