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TCN reports vandalism of transmission lines for the fifth time since February 

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has reported another destruction of its infrastructure- the Shiroro-Katampe 330kV transmission line which makes it the fifth time the ugly incident has occurred since February.  

This was disclosed in a statement addressed to the press where the company stated that the latest incident occurred around 9am on Sunday.  

The General Manager of the Company, Ndidi Mbah noted that efforts by TCN are currently mobilising for repair works on the affected facility.  

Furthermore, the company lamented the recent upswing in the vandalisation of its facilities by the criminals noting that since February, it has reported around five incidences of destruction of transmission lines across the country.  

It noted that the destruction of its facilities counts as sabotage and urged security operatives and host communities to work towards bringing the culprits to book.  

Niarametrics earlier reported the destruction of TCN transmission lines along the Gombe-Damaturu corridor by insurgents operating along that route. Beyond malicious damage by insurgents, there have also been reported cases of theft of TCN facilities such as cables and others.