The Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) has urged members of the public to help contain the activities of vandals, which are affecting the power supply in the zone.
The Senior Corporate Communication Officer of the company, Mr Kingsley Nkemneme, made the call in an interview with reporters in Yola.
Nkemneme said in the past two months, no fewer than 10 transformers were vandalised.
“Our properties worth millions of naira were vandalised by insurgents, which we are trying to replace only to be faced with this raising problem of vandals,” he said.
Nkemneme hailed the effort of Mijili community in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa who assisted in arresting a vandal, and urged other communities to emulate them.
“We want to urge the public to be active participants in helping us to serve them better.
“Whoever they saw around our facility who claimed to be our staff must tender genuine ID card of YEDC.
“The public need to know that while we suffer economic losses due to activities of vandals, which is pure economic sabotage, they (public) experience hardship due to lack of power supply caused by the vandals,” he said.
On shortage of pre-paid metres, Nkemneme assured that the company was set to acquire 130,000 metres under its first phase of metering for the year.
He also said the company had recently installed 240 single phase high voltage transformers to boost power supply in the zone.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the YEDC is covering Adamawa, Borno, Yobe and Taraba states.