VANDALS struck at
Tower 53, Itu-Adiabo
132kV transmission
line located in a valley
in Inuakpa, Odukpani
Local Government
Area in Cross Rivers
State and cut down
the transmission
tower which TCN had
earlier taken out for
transmission lines reconductoring
to enhance
its capacity.
A release signed by the
General Manager, Public
Affairs, Transmission
Company of Nigeria
(TCN), Ndidi Mbah,
says that the vandalized
tower was discovered
by TCN engineers

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around 3pm on the 16th
of November, 2017,
while on transmission
lines patrol. This act
of vandalism is a clear
unpatriotic act of
sabotage against the
transmission expansion
initiatives of the present
management of the
According to the release,
the Itu- Adiabo132kV
transmission line which
emanates from the
Adiabo transmission
station is the second
transmission line
through which power
is supplied to Calabar
and environs. Although
Calabar is currently
being fed from the
Adiabo-Calabar 132kV

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transmit ion substation

the vandalized tower
enables TCN back-feed
Calabar when a fault
or transmission lines
tripping occur.
TCN statements
further noted with
regrets that TCN spends
funds meant for projects
expansion on replacing
vandalized costly
transmission equipment
and lines lost to activities
of vandals, which is antiprogressive.
operatives are already at
the site of the incident,
to assess the damage
and conduct further
TCN is unrelenting in
its efforts to serve the
nation and will continue
to diligently pursue its
planned transmission
rehabilitation and
expansion programme,
in line with the Federal
government’s strategy
on incremental power.
TCN appealed to
host communities of its
installations to assist
it in the safeguard
of its installations
and to report to the
nearest security office,
suspicious activities
around its installations.

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