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Boko Haram insurgents destroy 330KVA power towers in Yobe

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The Yobe State Police Command says suspected Boko Haram insurgents have destroyed two 330 KVA power transmission towers in the state, plunging residents of Borno and Yobe into darkness.

DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, the spokesperson for the Command, srated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu on Saturday.

Abdulkarim said that the transmission towers supplied electricity from Gombe to Yobe and Borno State.

According to him, the attackers were suspected to have used improvised explosive devices to blow up the facilities in the early hours of Saturday.

“The transmission towers are located in Kasaisa in Damaturu Local Government Area of the state and supply electricity from Gombe to Yobe and Borno.

“The destruction has plunged residents of the two states into darkness, ” he said.

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