The Benin Electricity Distribution company (BEDC) has stepped up its fight against vandalism of power equipment across it network by partnering with a security agency; Operation Thunderstorm in Benin; a Nigerian army outfit set up in support of civil authorities to maintain law and order in Edo State, Spark reports.
Executive Director, Commercial, Mr. Abu Ejoor at the presentation of some tyres to the Edo State Command of Operation Thunderstorm to support the operation of the squad, stated that vandalism of power equipment was a menace that disrupts power supply to the public, causing customers unnecessary inconveniences due to prolonged blackout; while also depriving service providers the needed revenue which could be used in network expansion, rather than replacement of vandalized items from these power installations.
The Executive Director Ejoor pointed out that the donation was geared towards strengthening the operation of the squad to enable it fight power equipment vandals as a bold step towards the arrest and persecution of these miscreants. The Edo state Command of Operation Thunderstorm, commended BEDC for the gesture saying it will enable it to patrol high risk areas where power installations can be exposed to the activities of miscreants who steal cables and other accessories from transformers.
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