Boko Haram sends Maiduguri back to darkness, bombed two transmission towers

Boko Haram sends Maiduguri back to darkness, bombed two transmission towers

- Two transmission towers have been destroyed by Boko Haram in Borno state

- This comes barely a week after electricity was restored in Maiduguri

- The latest attack occurred at 5:56am on Saturday morning

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In what will be another capital loss for Nigeria, Boko Haram insurgents have once again bombed transmission towers in Maiduguri, Borno state capital.

The bombing came days after power was restored in Maiduguri and other areas in the state.

The affected areas had been in darkness for two months following an attack by the insurgents on an electricity tower in January.

Nigeria Loses Again as Boko Haram Destroys Another Electricity Tower
Boko Haram insurgents on Saturday bombed two transmission towers in Maiduguri, Borno state. Credit: PoliceNG
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According to The Cable, the bombing occurred at 5:56am on Saturday morning — after the insurgents planted explosives on each leg of the tower.

The attack affected T152 and T153 power tower on Maiduguri–Damaturu 330 kilovolts on the same line route of the previous incident, Premium Times added.

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In light of this, Major General Salihi Magashi (rtd), the minister of defence, insinuated that Nigeria is in a critical situation.

Magashi made the disclosure at a National Defence and Security Summit organised by the Defence Headquarters on Monday, March 22.

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The Rivers governor claimed that this is why banditry and violence, especially in the north, has come to stay.

He went on to state that if the government had fought the menace then, things will not be as bad as they are now.

In a related development, Lucky Irabor, chief of defence staff, gave Nigerians the assurance that peace would soon be restored across the country.

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The defence chief disclosed this after he was decorated by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, March 5.

He said the nation will soon be liberated from insecurity. Irabor who was promoted to a four-star general added that people cannot continue to live in fear in Nigeria.

Source: Legit

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