The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has appealed to vandals to stop stealing its equipment and installations.

This was disclosed in a statement by KEDCO’s Head of Corporate Communications, Mr Ibrahim Shawai, on Thursday, in Kano.

He warned that a vandal was recently electrocuted while attempting to steal from a company facility.

What they said

”The caution is coming following the incident that happened in one of our installations where a man was electrocuted while trying to vandalise KEDCO cables.

“The victim was unlucky when power was restored while he was trying to steal the cables and his gang members left the remains of their colleague behind.

“It is in this light that we are calling on the general public to desist from engaging in any forms of vandalism or acts that could put their lives and those of their communities at risk,” they said.

KEDCO added that customers should not make any attempt to repair or fix anything on KEDCO installations, citing that if an issue arises, the community should get across to any of the power company’s offices.

“We will fix the faults, hence no one has the right to touch those installations for the sake of safety,” they urged.

What you should know

Vandalism is one of the major challenges facing power distribution companies in Nigeria.

Nairametrics reported last month that the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) announced that it has lost the sum of N1.7 billion this year due to vandalism on its facilities in Maiduguri and its environs.