The Borno Government on Saturday warned residents in the state capital to desist from tapping electricity from street lights using generators.

The warning is contained in a statement signed by Alhaji Baba Sanda, the Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Works.

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The statement described the spate of vandalism and illegal connection of electricity in Maiduguri as disturbing and called on the people of the state to stop the trend.

“In spite of the concerted efforts being made to stop the illegal act, it has continued.

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“That is why we have intensified efforts and patrol to ensure that anyone caught in the act faces the wrath of the law,’’ the statement said.

It also said that measures had been put in place to deal with persons caught tampering with all government facilities in the state.

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The statement, therefore, urged the residents to expose unscrupulous elements found tampering with government installations for prosecution. (NAN)