No fewer than 37 electricity towers/pylons vandalised in Benue – Jos DISCO


By Peter Duru, Makurdi

The Jos Electricity Distribution, JED, Plc has expressed worry over the safety of its installations in Benue state saying no fewer than 37 of its towers/pylons were vandalized by hoodlums in the state.

The Managing Director of JED Mr. Abdu Mohammed raised the concern at Ade/Bende communities in the outskirts of Makurdi during the sensitization of the people of the area following growing incidences of tower vandalism in the state.

Represented by the Head, Corporate Communications, Dr. Adakole Elijah, the  Managing Director explained that if he had not moved the technical crew of the company to the sites expeditiously, “the situation would have led to calamity of grievous consequences.”

According to him, “If the towers had been left to tumble, apart from losing lives and property, most of Makurdi, down to Gbajimba would have been without electricity supply.”

He advised the people to take ownership of electricity installations in their environment…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper