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Sabotage Hits Nigeria’s Power Transmission as Four Towers Damaged Along Jos-Gombe Line

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) faced another setback as vandals target four towers along the Jos-Gome 330kV line, indicating an ongoing threat to the nation’s power infrastructure.

In a statement released by TCN’s General Manager of Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, the latest attack occurred on April 22, 2024, at approximately 3:32 p.m., resulting in significant damage to the transmission line.

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Following the incident, TCN’s engineering team was dispatched to address the fault, only to discover that towers 288, 289, 290, and 291 had been vandalized, leading to their collapse and theft of parts.

The disruption in power supply affects Gombe, Yola, and Jalingo substations, impacting consumers in areas served by Yola and Jos Electricity Distribution Companies.

In response to recurrent grid collapses, TCN said it deployed the Generation Dip/Loss Detection System (GLDS) on April 18, aimed at swiftly identifying and responding to fluctuations in power generation, thereby enhancing management capabilities.

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