Vandals are said to have destroyed some facilities belong to the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) at the Elelewno substation.
For this, many towns in the state capital are in darkness. They include Oyigbo, Timber, Igbo Etche, Onne, RSTV (Elelenwo area), etc. The vandalism is said to affect pillars 50, 51, 52.
The PHED said the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) was fixing it but so far up to Sunday evening, there has been darkness, a scenario that compounds the headache of the Disco that is already battling regular disruptions from Afam youths, energy theft of up to N2.5Bn per month, attacks on its workers plus spate of litigations by privileged individuals.
Meanwhile, a larger disconnection of power had been announced to start on Saturday, December 12, 2020, and was due to excavation work by Atlantic Engineering and Construction Company.