The Management of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has again warned vandals to steer clear of transmission equipment across the country.
TCN reiterated that apart from being acts of sabotage, there is grave danger inherent in vandalism of power installations.
A statement by the General Manager, Public Affairs, TCN, Seun Olagunju, revealed that a suspected vandal was electrocuted and charred while carrying out the nefarious act on the Shiroro/Tegina/Kontagora 132 kV transmission line on the night of Monday 1st August 2016.
The vandals had successfully cut the Skywire at Tower 187 and proceeded to Tower 188 along the transmission line where one of them was electrocuted.
The Police was consequently invited to the scene of the incident and the corpse was removed while investigations are on-going. The cut skywire was removed and the line restored at about 1840hrs on the 2nd of August, 2016.
TCN Management therefore appeals to the public to be vigilant and report questionable and illegal activities around power installations and equipment to law enforcement agents.
This will ensure effective power wheeling for national development which TCN is continually committed to.