Acts of Vandalism, Abuja Disco Cries Out
Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has raised the alarm over the rising cases of vandalism of various electricity equipment in its Distribution Network, especially in Wuse and other parts of the Abuja City Centre.
A statement issued by the Company and signed by Ahmed Shekarau, Head, Public Relations & Media, revealed that no fewer than 10 different power system equipment were vandalized and in most cases carted away by unknown persons in less than one week in Wuse area under its FCT Central Region.
The statement listed some of the wrecked power systems to include a feeder pillar which was vandalized and taken away from No.2, Bangui Street, Wuse II; the low voltage side of two transformers which were vandalized along Monrovia Street, also in Wuse II, with all the bus bars, feeder pillar units and low voltage cables taken away by the vandals.
The statement said further that a feeder pillar was completely disconnected and taken away along Durban Street, Wuse II; while approximately 3 x 150mm2 XLPE cable of an 11KV transformer on Sheraton Hotel feeder was vandalized in the early hours of Saturday, 20th February, 2016.
AEDC revealed further that in the early hours of Tuesday, 23rd February, 2016, vandals removed two feeder pillars, one around OAU Quarters (behind AP Plaza) in Wuse II, and another along Blantyre Street also in Wuse II, and made away with both equipment.
The Company, therefore, appealed to all members of the public to be vigilant over power system equipment that deliver electricity to them, and to also report any suspicious movements around such facilities to security agencies.