ENUGU Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) says it has apprehended eight suspects over vandalism of its installations within the South-East in two months.
The Head of Corporate Communications, EEDC, Mr Emeka Ezeh, told newsmen on Tuesday in Enugu that the suspects were nabbed and handed over to the police in the months of October and November.
He appealed to members of the public to be more vigilant and safeguard the power installations serving them from vandals, especially as the Yuletide nears.
“As we move into the Christmas and New Year, it is pertinent that our customers are vigilant, to avoid being subjected to untold hardship by these vandals.
“We are beginning to receive reports on new cases of vandalism in our network and we do not want this to escalate.
“That is why we call on various stakeholders to work toward securing these facilities serving them,’’ Ezeh said.
The EEDC spokesman said that vandalism had been a major challenge, with negative impact on the company’s operations.
“There is no way we can sustain our operations, deliver quality and improved service to our customers if this situation is not brought under control.
“We commend the efforts of the various communities and their youth, government security agencies and local vigilante groups in the fight against vandalism.
“We call on our customers and the general public to join in this fight toward the eradication of the menace,’’ he said.
– Dec. 8, 2020 @ 18:10 GMT /