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Vandalism of EEDC facilities leaves Abia communities in darkness

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Thousands of electricity consumers in Owerrinta, Isiala Ngwa South Local Council of Abia State, have been thrown into darkness since last week following the vandalism of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC)’s aluminium conductors.

Owerrinta hosts the Nigerian Navy Finance and Logistics College.

The EEDC Head, Corporate Communications, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, told The Guardian: “Vandals attacked EEDC’s network at Owerrinta and destroyed 31 spans of aluminium conductor that supply to over 30 distribution substations.”

He listed some of the areas affected to include: Ibeku Ngwa, Aro Ngwa, Amusu, Umuka Aro, Umuobasi, Aro Amato, Amavo Tank, Amavo Ukwu, Umuagbai, Amavo, Nkpuka, Ngwa Obi, Mgbede Ala, Okpu Ala Ukwu, Umuokpai, Umueze, Isiahaba, Ntigha Uzo, Mba Amiri 1, Mba Amiri 2, Ichi Ukwu, Mbutu Umuduru, Eke Onyeugba, Amusu Umuacha, Umuika Junction, Ugba Junction, Nigerian Navy and Ador Nsokwu.

Others are: Umuogbu, Owerrinta (Waterside), Umu Ojimaefere, Egbelu Mbutu, Umu Orisa, Amapu Okeala, Amapu Ama Ekpu, Amapu Umuamata, St. Andrew’s Uratta, Opara Oha, Nnaji, Adventist Secondary School, Diamond Bank, Aga Isi Iyi and Annunciation Seminary.

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