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Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC) has decried the constant attack on its installations noting that just this year alone, over 120 of its distribution substations have been attacked, and items worth millions of Naira vandalized.
This revelation was coming on the heels of the report that three suspected vandals were last week apprehended by members of the vigilante group in Akwa-Ukwu, Nnewi, Anambra State while attempting to vandalize a 300KVA distribution substation, property of EEDC located at Akwa-Ukwu, Nnewi District.
Lamenting the continued attack of its installations in the South East, the company said some of the items usually vandalized included: armored cables, intermediate cables, feeder pillars units, transformer oil, and bare conductors.
The Head, Corporate Communications, EEDC, Emeka Ezeh, who expressed worry over the actions of those he called unscrupulous elements; noted that such activities undermine the efforts being made by the company to improve its service quality to customers.
He said, ‘Since the beginning of this year, the rate of vandalism across our network has been on the rise, as over 120 distribution substations have been attacked, and items worth millions of Naira vandalized.
‘Vandalism still remains a cog in the wheel of progress and constitutes a very big distraction to our organization as we continuously channel resources ought to be used for other meaningful projects to replace vandalized items.’
Eze disclosed that the three suspects were handed over to the Orba Police Division and subsequently transferred to the State Criminal Investigation.
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