Some electricity cable vandals on Monday morning destroyed the electricity cable belonging to the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) that connected News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Lagos Office to the power line.
The Deputy Director, Technical Services of NAN, Mr Mathias Ajudua said the act was discovered when the officials of EKEDC came to repair what they thought was a fault from the transformer.
He said when the EKEDC officials were checking round the equipment, they discovered that a vandal had cut about two yards of cable that connected the agency to power line.
Ajudua said that the cable which was placed outside the agency’s building, was vandalised during a short outage by the company.
Ajudua put the cost of the vandalised cable at about N200,000.
The deputy director appealed to the management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company to urgently assist the agency to repair the cable so that it would be connected back to national grid.
The General Manager, Corporate Communications, EKEDC, Mr Godwin Idemudia, said that engineers from the company had inspected the vandalised cable in NAN premises.
According to him, the company would ensure that the vandalised cable was replaced and the agency would be connected to the power line as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, the management of EKEDC had appealed to consumers under its network to ensure that they protect electricity installations in their area.
He made the appeal against the backdrop of incessant vandalism of transformers and cables belonging to EKEDC.
He said that the company had spent millions of Naira that would have been used to buy transformers, to replace and repair vandalised equipment.