Again, ISWAP fighters blow up high-tension electric towers in Borno

Unconfirmed reports have it that more than four high tension electric power towers have been blown up by the non-State armed group operatives of the Islamic State West Africa Province ( ISWAP) faction, in the vicinity of Auno, along the Maiduguri-Damaturu road, in Borno State.

The unconfirmed information indicates that more than 4 high tension towers that supplied electricity from Damaturu to Maiduguri were blown up again by the suspected members of ISWAP fighters on Friday night.

The incident was said to have happened in Garin Kuturu Village, about two kilometres away from Auno.

According to the report, the dastardly act started at about 7 pm and lasted up to around 10 pm. A source said four towers are already on the ground, while the fifth one is about to fall.

Some of the residents who spoke about the incident said as it is now, the restoration of electricity to Maiduguri the Borno State capital is not quickly in sight unless the Borno State government adopts more pragmatic strategies to see to the end of the incessant destruction of high tension towers that supply electricity to the State.

The security authorities in Borno were unable to confirm the report as at the time of filing this report, as efforts to reach them on phone did not yield any positive result.

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