Vandals Blow-up Electricity Transmission Line in Bauchi

Suspected vandals have destroyed a High Tension Transmission Line using an Improvised Explosive Device in Unguwar Kanawa, a suburb of Bauchi metropolis.

WikkiTimes reports that power transmission which passes through Bauchi State, supplies electricity to other northeastern states.

Residents of the community reported that a loud sound was heard in the backyard and later discovered that the High Tension Mast had been brought down.

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Confirming the incident, the Spokesperson of Bauchi State Police Command, Ahmed Mohammed Wakil said the command had received a report notifying it about the incident from the Chief Security Officer of Federal Polytechnic Bauchi.

“On 01/02/2024 at about 2200hrs, the Bauchi State Police Command received a report from the Chief Security Officer of Federal Polytechnic Bauchi indicating that on the quoted date, a loud sound was heard around an electric High Tension Transmission Line situated at Anguwan Kanawa area, a suburb of Bauchi metropolis.

“Upon receiving the report, a team of police operatives including the specialized personnel from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Chemicals Biological Radioactive and Nuclear (EOD-CBRN) Unit was drafted and deployed to the scene immediately.

“Consequently, preliminary investigation revealed that a High Tension pole collapsed and was damaged as a result of explosives used by suspected vandals. Furthermore, the vicinity was cordoned off and swept by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Chemicals Biological Radioactive and Nuclear (EOD-CBRN) Operatives,” he said.

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Wakil added that some remnant components of the Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) were recovered from the scene.

He said a discreet full-scale investigation into the incident is ongoing to ensure that the perpetrators are arrested and brought to justice.

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