Boko Haram attacks transmission substation in Borno - TCN

Boko Haram attacks transmission substation in Borno - TCN

- A 330/132kV transmission substation at Molai in Maiduguri, Borno state, was reportedly attacked by Boko Haram insurgents

- The substation was completed and energized on October 25, 2018 and was formally commissioned on February 13, 2019

- A truck, computer, monitor and printer in the control room were destroyed as well as two Hilux vans and one vehicle belonging to a staff of TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said its 330/132kV transmission substation at Molai in Maiduguri, Borno state, was attacked by insurgents on the evening of Tuesday, May 7.

Daily Trust reports that the TCN's general manager public affairs, Ndidi Mbah, in a statement said that during the attack, two Post Isolators Porcelain units were affected, but that the cracks would not affect supply to the substation.

Legit.ng gathered that two Hilux vans and one vehicle belonging to a staff of TCN were destroyed while insurgents made away with the third Hilux van.

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He said other items destroyed include a truck, computer, monitor and printer in the control room, adding that windows of the control room and staff house were also shattered by gunshots.

The operator on duty was said to have shut down the station before leaving the substation to major electrical accidents during the attack.

It said by Wednesday, May 8, TCN engineers restored power evacuation from the substation after thorough checks.

The 330/132/33kV Molai transmission substation was completed and energized on October 25, 2018 and was also formally commissioned February 13, 2019. The substation comprises 150MVA and 60MVA power transformers which feed Yola Disco customers in Maiduguri and environs.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the managing director of Transmission Company of Nigeria, Usman Mohammed, alleged that the federal government in the past four years had spent over N1.5 trillion to support the companies in the privatised power sector with nothing to show for it.

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It was reported that Mohammed who made this known on Thursday, April 25, in Lagos, said there is also about N500 billion being planned for electricity distribution companies.

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