CRIME

Maiduguri in Darkness Again after Boko Haram Terrorists Blow up Another Electric Tower

Nearly three days after electricity was restored in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, Boko Haram terrorists have again blown up another transmission tower in the City.

It was gathered that the Islamic group laid explosives at all the four feet of the tower before detonating it at around 6AM on Saturday.

For about a month, most of the City had been in total darkness, until on Wednesday when power was restored, much to the relief of the indigenes.

While officials wrestled against time to restore power in the capital, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) reported that about three of its officials sustained various degrees of injuries, after they mistakenly stepped on a landmine, while one other official fell of a tower and died.

“It is a major setback for Maiduguri because the tower that was brought down has affected other poles,” an official told news men.

“They planted bombs on each leg of the tower which caused it to go down, and they had also fired at some of the high tension wires that caused the lines to cut into bits,” he added.

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