The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) yesterday disclosed that
Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State has been cut off from electricity
supply from the national grid.
TCN in a statement from its General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs.
Ndidi Mbah explained that supply to Maiduguri and its environs were cut
off because the insurgent group, Boko Haram damaged a number of its
transmission facilities thereby preventing it from supplying electricity
to the area.
“The Transmission Company of Nigeria hereby informs the public
that Maiduguri and its environs have been cut off from the national grid
since January 17, 2020, due to damages to TCN’s equipment by
“The incident affected the 330kV transmission line between
Maiduguri and Damaturu. Also, the Damboa – Maiduguri 132kV transmission
line has equally been disconnected from the grid for sometime, for the
same reason,” said Mbah in the statement.
The TCN stated that it had located the fault on the Maiduguri –
Damaturu line and had arranged to repair the line, adding that bulk
electricity supply would be restored to Maiduguri on or before today.
“TCN pledges to continue to work to ensure bulk electricity
transmission and grid expansion nationwide. The company wishes to use
this opportunity to commend the Nigeria Armed Forces for their continued
support especially in areas prone to insecurity. TCN regrets
inconveniences caused by this problem to electricity consumers in the
affected areas,” she added.