The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) said it lost transformer oil, aluminium conductors, upriser cables and other valuable materials worth N108,831,550 through the activities of vandals in its operational area from August to date.
Mohammed Kandi, the spokesperson of KEDCO, stated this in a statement issued in Kano on Thursday.
He said that the spate of vandalism, energy theft and meter bypass which had recently risen extremely in KEDCO’s areas of operation was becoming unbearable.
Kandi also stated that the development had caused the company huge losses and setbacks within a period of six weeks, calling on the customers, who bear the brunt to watch over the installations in their areas.
Kandi quoted the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of the company, Engineer David Omoloye, as saying, “The quantity of vandalised materials from August to date include, 46.5 drums of transformer oil, 2,130 aluminium conductors (150mm2), 4,500 aluminium conductors (100mm2), 535 and 15 (150mm2&70mm2).”
Other materials are 825 XLPE cable (35mm2), 529.